PHOENIX (AP) — Carson Kelly drilled a single into the left field corner, scoring Nick Ahmed with two outs in the ninth inning to lift the Arizona Diamondbacks over the struggling Boston Red Sox 5-4 Saturday night.
Boston has dropped three straight and fell to 2-8 overall, a lousy start to their World Series championship defense.
Colten Brewer (0-1) allowed consecutive singles to Eduardo Escobar, Ahmed and Kelly in the ninth. Right fielder Mookie Betts threw out Escobar at home on Ahmed’s hit, but Kelly’s rip to left allowed Ahmed to score easily.
Kelly had two hits and three RBIs. The walkoff knock was the first of his career.
Greg Holland (1-0) pitched a scoreless top of the ninth.
The Diamondbacks led 4-3 after two