Rookie Star Corbin Carroll Hits 1st Grand Slam, Diamondbacks Pound Tigers 11-6
DETROIT (AP) Arizona rookie Corbin Carroll hit his first grand slam in a seven-run seventh inning for his second homer of the night and the Arizona Diamondbacks handed the Detroit Tigers their seventh straight loss, 11-6 on Friday.
Carroll also doubled in the ninth. On Wednesday night in a 6-2 victory in Washington in NL West-leading Arizona's previous game, the speedy outfielder was 4 for 5 with a homer and two RBIs. He's hitting .307.
Merrill Kelly (8-3) improved to 7-0 in his last six starts, allowing three runs on seven hits and two walks in 6 1/3 innings. He struck out five.
Jake Rogers homered twice for Detroit, and Javier Bez homered in the ninth.
The game was tied a 2 after six innings, with Carroll's grand slam capping the seven-run seventh.
Christian Walker and Emmanuel Rivera led off the seventh with doubles, giving Arizona a 3-2 lead. After a sacrifice bunt, Jake McCarthy punched a single over the drawn-in infield to put make it 4-2.