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Preview: Diamondbacks (45-59) at Phillies (46-58)
BT Movements  ·  Line Movements
Game: 3
Venue: Citizens Bank Park
Date: August 25, 2013 1:35 PM EDT
  

The Arizona Diamondbacks could desperately use another complete game from Patrick Corbin, something he gave them in his most recent start.

The Philadelphia Phillies certainly can't count on a similarly lengthy outing from Roy Halladay.

After Saturday's 18-inning marathon, the Diamondbacks and Phillies will have some beat-up bullpens in Sunday's finale as Halladay makes his surprise return to the hill against Arizona's All-Star left-hander.

The Phillies rallied from a 6-0 deficit Saturday and scored four in the eighth inning to head into extras tied at 7.

No runs were scored until the 18th, when Philadelphia (58-71) was forced to use outfielder Casper Wells on the mound. He got two outs before Arizona erupted for five runs, and the Diamondbacks went on to win a 12-7 marathon that took 7 hours, 6 minutes - setting a mark for length of game for both teams.

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"Oh God, it was tough,' Diamondbacks manager Kirk Gibson said. "I'm pretty tired, I really don't know what to tell you.'

Arizona (66-62) at least got six innings from starter Randall Delgado, while Philadelphia's Ethan Martin didn't even make it through the first. The Phillies' bullpen pitched a franchise-record 17 1-3 innings, and now they'll bring Halladay (2-4, 8.65 ERA) back for his first major league start since May 5 after scheduled starter Tyler Cloyd pitched five innings Saturday.

Halladay, who had arthroscopic right shoulder surgery on May 15, gave up a combined 17 runs over six innings in his last two starts before hitting the disabled list.

So what does interim manager Ryne Sandberg expect from the two-time Cy Young Award winner?

"To give us what he has," Sandberg said. "I believe he was our best option for (Sunday)."

Halladay posted a 3.00 ERA in two starts with the Gulf Coast Phillies, and he wasn't expected back in the major leagues anytime soon. Sandberg said the team made a call to general manager Ruben Amaro Jr., who gave the Phillies the okay to bring Halladay up.

The Diamondbacks, on the other hand, have their innings-eater in place. Corbin (13-3, 2.45) has lasted six-plus innings in 24 of his 25 starts this season, joining St. Louis' Adam Wainwright as the only pitchers with 170-plus innings to last that long in all but one start.

Corbin was particularly good on Tuesday, going the distance for the second time this year in a 5-2 win at Cincinnati. He tied a season high with 10 strikeouts.

"Today I had my best slider," Corbin said. "I felt good warming up in the bullpen. I thought it would be a good game. I knew I could go to my slider at any time."

Sunday's game will begin fewer than 12 hours after Saturday's finally came to an end. Both teams burned through nine pitchers, and each used a second member of its rotation. Philadelphia also used two position players, Wells and John McDonald.

Corbin has faced Philadelphia once in his career, holding the Phillies to a run over 6 1-3 innings in a 2-1 win May 9.

Paul Goldschmidt went 0 for 3 in that game, but he's hitting .389 over the last eight games on Arizona's 10-game road trip. He went 2 for 6 and had four of the Diamondbacks' franchise-record 18 walks on Saturday.

"The team feeds off Patrick (Corbin) and Goldy," Gibson said. "They've been our most consistent guys all year."

Goldschmidt is 0 for 4 against Halladay.

Halladay, ordinarily one of the most pinpoint pitchers in the game with 1.86 walks per nine innings through 2012, has struggled with his control in 2013, walking 17 batters in 34 1-3 innings.

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 SERIES AT A GLANCE
GAME 1
Diamondbacks at Phillies
Fri, Aug 23 Final 3 to 4
 Boxscores    Recaps
GAME 2
Diamondbacks at Phillies
Sat, Aug 24 Final 12 to 7
 Recaps
GAME 3
Diamondbacks at Phillies
Sun, Aug 25 Final 5 to 9
 Boxscores    Recaps

 CURRENT LAS VEGAS LINE
 Team  ML   RUN   O/U 
 ARI  -152   +115   7.5 
 PHI  +142   -135   
LAS VEGAS LINE MOVEMENTS

 CURRENT SPORTSBOOK LINE
 Team  ML   RUN   O/U 
 ARI  -155   +110   7.5 
 PHI  +140   -130   
OFFSHORE LINE MOVEMENTS

 BETTING TRENDS
 Team  ML   RUN   O/U 
 ARI  100%   100%   0% 
 PHI  0%   0%   0% 
BT MOVEMENTS

 MLB HEAD TO HEAD
 Aug 24, 2013  Score  ATS Results 
 ARI 12 Cover: +100 
 PHI 7 Over: 19 
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 Aug 23, 2013  Score  ATS Results 
 ARI 3 Push: 7 
 PHI 4 Cover: +100 
 Tools:   Boxscores    Recaps
 May 12, 2013  Score  ATS Results 
 PHI 4 Cover: +115 
 ARI 2 Under: 6 
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 May 11, 2013  Score  ATS Results 
 PHI 3 Cover: +100 
 ARI 1 Under: 4 
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 May 10, 2013  Score  ATS Results 
 PHI 2 Under: 5 
 ARI 3 Cover: +100 
 Tools:   Boxscores    Recaps
 May 9, 2013  Score  ATS Results 
 PHI 1 Under: 3 
 ARI 2 Cover: +100 
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 MLB PREVIEWS
 Sunday, Aug 25
 
    Twins at Indians
1:05 PM EDT
    Rockies at Marlins
1:10 PM EDT
    Tigers at Mets
1:10 PM EDT
    Brewers at Reds
1:10 PM EDT
    Athletics at Orioles
1:35 PM EDT
    Diamondbacks at Phillies
1:35 PM EDT
    Yankees at Rays
1:40 PM EDT
    Rangers at White Sox
2:10 PM EDT
    Nationals at Royals
2:10 PM EDT
    Blue Jays at Astros
2:10 PM EDT
    Braves at Cardinals
2:15 PM EDT
    Pirates at Giants
4:05 PM EDT
    Angels at Mariners
4:10 PM EDT
    Cubs at Padres
4:10 PM EDT
    Red Sox at Dodgers
8:05 PM EDT
 
 
 
  
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