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Preview: Diamondbacks (4-14) at Padres (7-8)
BT Movements  ·  Line Movements
Game: 3
Venue: PETCO Park
Date: September 25, 2013 10:10 PM EDT
  

Ian Kennedy was certainly not at his best in his first matchup with his former club.

The San Diego Padres right-hander will get a chance to atone for that lackluster effort against the Arizona Diamondbacks - and another in his most recent outing - in what's likely his final start of the season Wednesday night.

Arizona (80-77) dealt Kennedy, a 21-game winner for the team in 2011, at the July 31 trade deadline to San Diego (73-84) for reliever Joe Thatcher, a minor leaguer and a draft pick. Kennedy (6-10, 5.01 ERA) has performed slightly better with the Padres, going 3-2 with a 4.65 ERA in nine starts, but he quickly squandered an early three-run lead in Arizona on Aug. 27.

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Kennedy was charged with six runs and failed to pitch past the fifth inning, but he avoided the loss when the Padres rallied to send the game into extra innings in a 10-9 loss. Gerardo Parra had a three-run homer and a two-run single off him in the Diamondbacks' win.

"It was difficult. I knew it would be a little different," Kennedy told the team's website. "I just put myself in holes, putting guys on. I walked a lot of guys. It's tough to do that. But (facing his former teammates) was a lot tougher than I thought it would be."

Kennedy also gave up six runs - in a season-low 3 2-3 frames - in Thursday's 10-1 loss in Pittsburgh after going 1-0 with a 2.12 ERA in his first three starts this month. The Pirates scored five runs in his final inning.

Paul Goldschmidt will try to send his former teammate to another defeat while extending a 14-game hit streak, longest by an Arizona batter this season.

The first baseman kept that run going in Tuesday's 2-1 victory in 12 innings over the Padres with his NL-best 36th homer.

Goldschmidt is batting .429 with five homers, seven other extra-base hits and 17 RBIs during his streak. He's 5 for 15 with four extra-base hits in his last four games against San Diego and hit an RBI double off Kennedy in last month's meeting.

Arizona can clinch its third straight non-losing season with a victory Wednesday, and Randall Delgado (5-6, 3.96) will try to help with another strong performance versus the Padres.

The right-hander tossed a three-hitter in his only matchup with San Diego, a 10-0 rout July 26.

Delgado is 1-0 with a 3.27 ERA in his last two starts, both against Colorado, but did not get a decision in the latest of those outings Friday. He gave up two runs and three hits over five innings but exited with the score tied in an eventual 9-4 road loss.

"I think he's only going to get better," general manager Kevin Towers told the team's website. "I think his confidence is probably higher now than it's probably ever been in his career. And I think he feels he fits."

Delgado is 0-2 with a 6.86 ERA in his last four starts away from home while Kennedy is 6-2 with a 2.39 ERA in 11 all-time starts at Petco Park.

Kennedy is 3-1 with a 2.54 ERA in five games there since the trade from Arizona.

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 SERIES AT A GLANCE
GAME 1
Diamondbacks at Padres
Mon, Sep 23 Final 1 to 4
 Boxscores    Recaps
GAME 2
Diamondbacks at Padres
Tue, Sep 24 Final 2 to 1
 Boxscores    Recaps
GAME 3
Diamondbacks at Padres
Wed, Sep 25 Final 2 to 12
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GAME 4
Diamondbacks at Padres
Thu, Sep 26 Final 2 to 3
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 CURRENT LAS VEGAS LINE
 Team  ML   RUN   O/U 
 ARI  -118   +150   7 
 SDG  +108   -170   
LAS VEGAS LINE MOVEMENTS

 CURRENT SPORTSBOOK LINE
 Team  ML   RUN   O/U 
 ARI  -122   -245   7 
 SDG  +112   +205   
OFFSHORE LINE MOVEMENTS

 BETTING TRENDS
 Team  ML   RUN   O/U 
 ARI  79%   22%   74% 
 SDG  21%   78%   26% 
BT MOVEMENTS

 MLB HEAD TO HEAD
 Sep 24, 2013  Score  ATS Results 
 ARI 2 Cover: +113 
 SDG 1 Under: 3 
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 Sep 23, 2013  Score  ATS Results 
 ARI 1 Under: 5 
 SDG 4 Cover: +100 
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 Aug 28, 2013  Score  ATS Results 
 SDG 5 Cover: +165 
 ARI 1 Under: 6 
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 Aug 27, 2013  Score  ATS Results 
 SDG 9 Over: 19 
 ARI 10 Cover: +100 
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 Aug 26, 2013  Score  ATS Results 
 SDG 1 Under: 7 
 ARI 6 Cover: +100 
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 Jul 28, 2013  Score  ATS Results 
 SDG 1 Cover: +175 
 ARI 0 Under: 1 
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 Jul 27, 2013  Score  ATS Results 
 SDG 12 Cover: +115 
 ARI 3 Over: 15 
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 Jul 26, 2013  Score  ATS Results 
 SDG 0 Over: 10 
 ARI 10 Cover: +100 
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 Jun 16, 2013  Score  ATS Results 
 ARI 1 Under: 5 
 SDG 4 Cover: +100 
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 Jun 15, 2013  Score  ATS Results 
 ARI 4 Over: 10 
 SDG 6 Cover: +100 
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 MLB PREVIEWS
 Wednesday, Sep 25
 
    Mets at Reds
12:35 PM EDT
    Nationals at Cardinals
1:45 PM EDT
    Pirates at Cubs
2:20 PM EDT
    Athletics at Angels
3:35 PM EDT
    Blue Jays at Orioles
7:05 PM EDT
    Rays at Yankees
7:05 PM EDT
    White Sox at Indians
7:05 PM EDT
    Brewers at Braves
7:10 PM EDT
    Phillies at Marlins
7:10 PM EDT
    Astros at Rangers
8:05 PM EDT
    Tigers at Twins
8:10 PM EDT
    Red Sox at Rockies
8:40 PM EDT
    Royals at Mariners
10:10 PM EDT
    Diamondbacks at Padres
10:10 PM EDT
    Dodgers at Giants
10:15 PM EDT
 
 
 
  
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