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Preview: Brewers (57-45) at Diamondbacks (44-57)
BT Movements  ·  Line Movements
Game: 1
Venue: Chase Field
Date: June 16, 2014 9:40 PM EDT
  

Though he leads the majors in losses, Brandon McCarthy certainly hasn't had much luck in terms of the opposing pitchers he's drawn recently, and his team's lack of run support hasn't helped either.

The red-hot Paul Goldschmidt may be ready to supply the offensive backing McCarthy has been missing.

McCarthy seeks his first win since May 3 on Monday night when the Arizona Diamondbacks host the Milwaukee Brewers in the opener of a four-game set.

McCarthy (1-9, 5.29 ERA) has struggled of late, posting a 6.94 ERA while losing three straight. He took his major league-leading ninth defeat in Wednesday's 5-1 loss at Houston, allowing five runs - two on homers - over six innings.

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The right-hander is winless in seven starts, though he's faced Johnny Cueto, Julio Teheran and Dallas Keuchel - all of whom own ERAs of 2.41 or lower - in the last three. Arizona supplied him with three runs of support over 16 2-3 innings in those games.

"It's tough, and it's especially tough for me know that I have to be the guy to suppress it the best that I can," McCarthy said. "You feel like you have let everything down.'

He gave up one run over five innings in a no-decision in his only previous start versus Milwaukee, a 4-3 win for Texas on June 9, 2007.

Goldschmidt is swinging a hot bat - he's driven in 13 runs in his last 12 games and has five homers in the last 11 after hitting his 15th of the season in Sunday's 6-3 victory against the Dodgers. He's also batting .411 with 14 RBIs in 15 career games against the Brewers and was 7 for 15 with two homers last month when Arizona (30-42) took two of three in Milwaukee.

The Brewers (41-29) had posted a 1.91 ERA during a 5-2 stretch before surrendering a season-worst 19 hits in Sunday's 13-4 home loss to Cincinnati. Reliever Rob Wooten was charged with five runs and six hits without retiring a batter.

Wily Peralta (6-5, 2.90) will try to get the staff back on track. He held the Mets to a run in 6 1-3 innings in a 3-1 victory on Wednesday before heading home to take care of what manager Ron Roenicke described as "family business." Peralta declined to specify the reason but said he kept his normal routine between starts during his three days in the Dominican Republic.

"I did everything down there," Peralta told the team's official website. "I wasn't going to miss anything. I was going to be ready for (Monday)."

Peralta took the loss in a 3-2 defeat to Arizona on May 7, allowing a season-high 11 hits but just two runs over six innings. He won his only previous start against the Diamondbacks, limiting them to one run in a 5-1 road victory on July 14.

Goldschmidt is 4 for 6 with a home run off him.

Aaron Hill is hitting .432 over 18 career matchups with Milwaukee while Ryan Braun has five home runs and 10 RBIs in his last nine games versus Arizona.

Lyle Overbay is 6 for 12 off McCarthy.

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 SERIES AT A GLANCE
GAME 1
Brewers at Diamondbacks
Mon, Jun 16 Final 9 to 3
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GAME 2
Brewers at Diamondbacks
Tue, Jun 17 Final 7 to 5
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GAME 3
Brewers at Diamondbacks
Wed, Jun 18 Final 3 to 4
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GAME 4
Brewers at Diamondbacks
Thu, Jun 19 Final 4 to 1
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 CURRENT LAS VEGAS LINE
 Team  ML   RUN   O/U 
 MIL  +115   -185   8.5 
 ARI  -125   +165   
LAS VEGAS LINE MOVEMENTS

 CURRENT SPORTSBOOK LINE
 Team  ML   RUN   O/U 
 MIL  +115   -185   8.5 
 ARI  -125   +160   
OFFSHORE LINE MOVEMENTS

 BETTING TRENDS
 Team  ML   RUN   O/U 
 MIL  65%   75%   91% 
 ARI  35%   25%   9% 
BT MOVEMENTS

 MLB HEAD TO HEAD
 May 7, 2014  Score  ATS Results 
 ARI 3 Cover: +140 
 MIL 2 Under: 5 
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 May 6, 2014  Score  ATS Results 
 ARI 7 Cover: +131 
 MIL 5 Over: 12 
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 May 5, 2014  Score  ATS Results 
 ARI 3 Over: 11 
 MIL 8 Cover: +100 
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 Mar 16, 2014  Score  ATS Results 
 MIL 5 Over: 11 
 ARI 6 Cover: +100 
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 Mar 14, 2014  Score  ATS Results 
 ARI 8 Over: 17 
 MIL 9 Cover: +100 
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 Jul 14, 2013  Score  ATS Results 
 MIL 5 Cover: +140 
 ARI 1 Under: 6 
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 Jul 13, 2013  Score  ATS Results 
 MIL 4 Over: 9 
 ARI 5 Cover: +100 
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 MIL 1 Under: 3 
 ARI 2 Cover: +100 
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 MIL 3 Under: 8 
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 Apr 7, 2013  Score  ATS Results 
 ARI 8 Cover: +100 
 MIL 7 Over: 15 
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 MLB PREVIEWS
 Monday, Jun 16
 
    Royals at Tigers
7:05 PM EDT
    Angels at Indians
7:05 PM EDT
    Twins at Red Sox
7:10 PM EDT
    Phillies at Braves
7:10 PM EDT
    Cubs at Marlins
7:10 PM EDT
    Orioles at Rays
7:10 PM EDT
    Mets at Cardinals
8:10 PM EDT
    Brewers at Diamondbacks
9:40 PM EDT
    Rangers at Athletics
10:05 PM EDT
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10:10 PM EDT
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