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Blaze Alexander’s First Big League Hit Makes It a 14-Run Inning for the Arizoona Diamondbacks

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On a sunny Opening Day at Chase Field, the Arizona Diamondbacks and Blaze Alexander etched their names into the record books with an astonishing 14-run inning against the Colorado Rockies. The D-backs’ offensive explosion left fans in awe and players shaking their heads in disbelief. But it was a young rookie, Blaze Alexander, who added the exclamation point to this historic feat.

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Torey Lovullo, the seasoned manager with over 1,000 games under his belt, had never witnessed anything quite like this. Eugenio Suarez, a veteran with nearly 2,000 professional games, found himself in uncharted territory. The D-backs orchestrated hit after hit, amassing 14 runs on 13 knocks—a franchise record. The sold-out crowd of 49,011 erupted in cheers as the scoreboard lit up with an improbable scoreline.

This wasn’t a barrage of grand slams or towering home runs. Instead, it was a symphony of paper cuts—a relentless onslaught of singles and doubles. Of the 13 hits, 10 were singles, and three were doubles. Not a single ball left the yard, except for Lourdes Gurriel Jr.’s two-run blast in the first inning. The only other team in modern baseball history to score 14 runs in an inning without a home run? The 1948 Philadelphia A’s, half a century before the D-backs took the field.

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The D-backs’ success lay in their situational hitting. They took walks when needed, executed an all-field approach, and capitalized on every opportunity. Four of the hits came after 0-2 counts, showcasing their resilience. With runners in scoring position, they were nearly flawless, going 12-for-15. Star Corbin Carroll, the lone hitless player during the marathon, contributed crucial walks to keep the rally alive.

Blaze Alexander’s Debut Moment

And then there was Blaze Alexander. Making his MLB debut, the young shortstop stepped up to the plate with two outs and a full count (3-2). The pressure was palpable. With the crowd holding its breath, Alexander delivered—a single up the middle. His first major league hit not only secured his place in baseball history but also propelled the Diamondbacks to unprecedented heights.

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But here’s the twist: Blaze Alexander mistook the count and started walking to first base on ball three. Realizing his error, he quickly returned to the batter’s box, grinning from ear to ear. His innocent blunder added a touch of charm to an otherwise clinical performance.

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