The Arizona Diamondbacks are alive and well, just like the chant held by fans at Chase Field on this day.
Arizona defeated the Philadelphia Phillies 6-5 in Game 4 of the National League Championship Series at Chase Field in Phoenix, Arizona, U.S.A., on April 21 to tie the best-of-seven series at 2-2.
Arizona scored three runs in the bottom of the eighth inning to complete a dramatic comeback from a 5-3 deficit.
In the bottom of the eighth, leadoff hitter Rueredes Gurriel Jr. led off with a double to left field. Pinch-hitter Alec Thomas followed with a home run to right-center field to tie the game at 5-5.
According to ESPN, Thomas became the ninth player in Major League Baseball history to hit a game-tying home run in the postseason in the eighth inning or later. At 23 years old, he is also the youngest player to do so.
Arizona’s offense continued. Two batters later, Ketel Marte singled, Corbin Carroll walked, and Gabriel Moreno singled up the middle against reliever Jose Alvarado.
Arizona got off to a good start. Gurriel opened the scoring in the second inning by catching J.T. Realmuto’s home run over the fence, Immanuel Rivera singled up the middle with runners on first and third in the second, and Moreno added an RBI single in the third.
The Phillies answered back in the top of the fourth with a solo home run by Kyle Schwarber.
It was Schwarber’s 19th home run of the postseason, passing Reggie Jackson for the most home runs by a left-handed hitter in a major league postseason.토스카지노
In the fifth, Brandon Marsh’s RBI double tied the game at 2-2, and in the sixth, Rivera’s throw home on Alec Bomb’s grounder with the bases loaded became a bad play, putting two runners on base. In the seventh, Johan Rojas tripled and Trey Turner scored on a sacrifice fly.
But Arizona wouldn’t give up. They got a run back in the seventh on a passed ball, and then came back in the eighth.
Arizona used eight pitchers on the day, including Joe Mantifly. Philadelphia also used eight pitchers, starting with Christopher Sanchez, who went 2 1/3 innings. Kimbrel earned the blown save.
Following the American League Championship Series, the National League also came from behind in the eighth inning. For the first time in postseason history, two teams overcame a two-run deficit after the eighth inning on the same day, according to MLB.com.