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Preview: Diamondbacks (43-56) at Rockies (40-58)
BT Movements  ·  Line Movements
Game: 2
Venue: Coors Field
Date: September 21, 2013 8:10 PM EDT
  

The Arizona Diamondbacks may be out of playoff contention, but Paul Goldschmidt could be turning his breakout season into an MVP one.

Goldschmidt looks to continue his offensive barrage with another strong performance against the Colorado Rockies in the middle game of this series Saturday night.

Arizona (77-76) lost for the ninth time in 13 road games Friday, falling 9-4 at Colorado.

Goldschmidt, however, continues his rise as one of the league's best hitters. The first baseman is batting a team-best .309 and leads the league with career highs of 35 homers and 121 RBIs, ranking second all-time in team history to Luis Gonzalez and Matt Williams, who had 142 in 2001 and 1999, respectively.

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Goldschmidt's home runs are also the most by a Diamondback since Mark Reynolds' 44 in 2009.

An All-Star for the first time this year, Goldschmidt has been particularly impressive over the past 10 games, batting .513 with four homers and 14 RBIs.

He's 13 for 25 (.520) with seven extra-base hits - three homers - and 12 RBIs in seven games against Colorado. He went 2 for 4 Friday with a home run and two RBIs.

Arizona gives the ball to Trevor Cahill (7-10, 4.12 ERA), who is 4-0 with a 2.79 ERA over his past seven games.

A victory Saturday would give the right-hander his longest winning streak since going 7-0 over nine starts bridging 2010 and '11.

Cahill's current run continued despite some struggles in Monday's 2-1 victory over the Los Angeles Dodgers. He tossed five scoreless innings before allowing a run, walking three and leaving with one out in the sixth.

"Just lost it in the sixth," Cahill told the team's official website. "I was trying to throw it down the middle and couldn't locate. Everything seemed fine as far as mechanics, it just kind of didn't go where I wanted it to go."

Cahill is 1-4 with a 4.54 ERA over his last six starts against the Rockies (71-84), going 0-3 with a 4.88 ERA in four at Coors Field.

This time, he'll contend with a team that is hitting .325 with 29 runs in the past five games. The Rockies have homered six times over the past two contests, including four in the series-opening win.

Troy Tulowitzki has five hits and six RBIs in the past three games, homering in each of the past two. He has a .432 average with four homers and 12 RBIs in 13 meetings with Arizona this year, but is 2 for 11 with a homer off Cahill.

The Rockies are scheduled to turn to Collin McHugh (0-2, 7.94) in place of Jorge De La Rosa, who is expected to miss a second straight start with a nagging thumb injury.

McHugh is 0-1 while allowing seven runs over 10 innings in two starts since being acquired in a trade from the New York Mets in June.

The right-hander was solid in his most recent outing Monday, yielding one run in five innings of a 6-2 home win over St. Louis.

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 SERIES AT A GLANCE
GAME 1
Diamondbacks at Rockies
Fri, Sep 20 Final 4 to 9
 Boxscores    Recaps
GAME 2
Diamondbacks at Rockies
Sat, Sep 21 Final 7 to 2
 Boxscores    Recaps
GAME 3
Diamondbacks at Rockies
Sun, Sep 22 Final 13 to 9
 Boxscores    Recaps

 CURRENT LAS VEGAS LINE
 Team  ML   RUN   O/U 
 ARI  -115   +135   9.5 
 COL  +105   -155   
LAS VEGAS LINE MOVEMENTS

 CURRENT SPORTSBOOK LINE
 Team  ML   RUN   O/U 
 ARI  -122   +130   9.5 
 COL  +112   -150   
OFFSHORE LINE MOVEMENTS

 BETTING TRENDS
 Team  ML   RUN   O/U 
 ARI  83%   95%   66% 
 COL  17%   5%   34% 
BT MOVEMENTS

 MLB HEAD TO HEAD
 Sep 20, 2013  Score  ATS Results 
 ARI 4 Over: 13 
 COL 9 Cover: +100 
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 Sep 15, 2013  Score  ATS Results 
 COL 2 Over: 10 
 ARI 8 Cover: +100 
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 Sep 14, 2013  Score  ATS Results 
 COL 2 Over: 11 
 ARI 9 Cover: +100 
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 Sep 13, 2013  Score  ATS Results 
 COL 7 Cover: +124 
 ARI 5 Over: 12 
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 Jul 7, 2013  Score  ATS Results 
 COL 1 Under: 7 
 ARI 6 Cover: +100 
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 Jul 6, 2013  Score  ATS Results 
 COL 1 Over: 12 
 ARI 11 Cover: +100 
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 Jul 5, 2013  Score  ATS Results 
 COL 0 Under: 5 
 ARI 5 Cover: +100 
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 May 22, 2013  Score  ATS Results 
 ARI 1 Under: 5 
 COL 4 Cover: +100 
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 May 21, 2013  Score  ATS Results 
 ARI 4 Under: 9 
 COL 5 Cover: +100 
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 May 20, 2013  Score  ATS Results 
 ARI 5 Cover: +100 
 COL 1 Under: 6 
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 MLB PREVIEWS
 Saturday, Sep 21
 
    Giants at Yankees
1:05 PM EDT
    Orioles at Rays
1:05 PM EDT
    Twins at Athletics
4:05 PM EDT
    Braves at Cubs
4:05 PM EDT
    Astros at Indians
6:05 PM EDT
    White Sox at Tigers
7:05 PM EDT
    Marlins at Nationals
7:05 PM EDT
    Mets at Phillies
7:05 PM EDT
    Reds at Pirates
7:05 PM EDT
    Blue Jays at Red Sox
7:10 PM EDT
    Rangers at Royals
7:10 PM EDT
    Cardinals at Brewers
7:10 PM EDT
    Diamondbacks at Rockies
8:10 PM EDT
    Dodgers at Padres
8:40 PM EDT
    Mariners at Angels
9:05 PM EDT
 
 
 
  
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