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Preview: Rockies (9-9) at Diamondbacks (5-14)
BT Movements  ·  Line Movements
Game: 3
Venue: Chase Field
Date: September 15, 2013 4:10 PM EDT
  

Colorado Rockies relievers have fared poorly in their last two series at Chase Field, but Jhoulys Chacin could help them limit that trend.

Chacin has pitched well against the Arizona Diamondbacks, and has predictably fared better on the road than at home this year as these NL West clubs finish a three-game set Sunday.

Colorado's bullpen has posted a 10.02 ERA in its last five games at Arizona (74-73), surrendering 10 runs over 7 2-3 innings in the first two of this series. No Rockies starter has been able to get through the sixth inning in those contests.

Chacin (13-8, 3.09 ERA) could be capable of changing that since he is 4-2 with a 2.71 ERA in 11 starts against the Diamondbacks, including 2-1 with a 1.78 ERA in four on the road.

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Colorado (68-81) certainly hopes he continues his success against Miguel Montero, who is 3 for 18 off Chacin but 6 for 8 with a three-run homer in this series. Chacin has limited Paul Goldschmidt to one hit in eight at_bats and Gerardo Parra to three in 21.

The Rockies right-hander owns a 2.10 road ERA compared to his 3.81 mark at Coors Field. He turned in his fourth straight seven-inning stint Monday in San Francisco, allowing one run in a 3-2, 10-inning defeat.

"He's putting together a great run, a great season," manager Walt Weiss told the Rockies' official website. "His two-seamer is real good. It's diving to the bottom of the zone, and his changeup has turned into a really good pitch for him."

The Diamondbacks evened this series Saturday with a 9-2 rout. Parra and Aaron Hill each drove in three runs and Montero scored twice as Arizona went 5 for 13 with runners in scoring position.

"We did good with guys in scoring position, we did scoring damage tonight, as we should do,' manager Kirk Gibson said.

Gibson plans to give shortstop Chris Owings, 5 for 17 this year, his fifth career start Sunday. Fellow rookie Didi Gregorius started the first two games of this series, with veteran infielders Willie Bloomquist and Cliff Pennington out of the lineup both times.

"We want to see what they can do," Gibson told the Diamondbacks' official website. "We know what Willie and Penny can do. So we want to get these guys some experience."

Gibson will give the ball to Randall Delgado (4-6, 4.04), who has never faced Colorado. Delgado is 0-3 with a 5.31 ERA in seven outings since his last win Aug. 2 at Boston.

The right-hander will get his first look at DJ LeMahieu, who is batting .379 with seven RBIs during a career-high 14-game hitting streak.

Delgado will also likely face NL batting leader Michael Cuddyer, who went 0 for 4 on Saturday to lower his mark to .332. Cuddyer batted .465 over his previous 11 games.

Colorado's Todd Helton, who officially announced Saturday night that he will retire after this season, will play for the final time at Chase Field. Helton's 226 games against Arizona are the most all-time.

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 SERIES AT A GLANCE
GAME 1
Rockies at Diamondbacks
Fri, Sep 13 Final 7 to 5
 Boxscores    Recaps
GAME 2
Rockies at Diamondbacks
Sat, Sep 14 Final 2 to 9
 Boxscores    Recaps
GAME 3
Rockies at Diamondbacks
Sun, Sep 15 Final 2 to 8
 Boxscores    Recaps

 CURRENT LAS VEGAS LINE
 Team  ML   RUN   O/U 
 COL  +110   -200   8.5 
 ARI  -120   +170   
LAS VEGAS LINE MOVEMENTS

 CURRENT SPORTSBOOK LINE
 Team  ML   RUN   O/U 
 COL  +109   -190   8.5 
 ARI  -119   +165   
OFFSHORE LINE MOVEMENTS

 BETTING TRENDS
 Team  ML   RUN   O/U 
 COL  75%   15%   8% 
 ARI  25%   85%   92% 
BT MOVEMENTS

 MLB HEAD TO HEAD
 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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 Apr 28, 2013  Score  ATS Results 
 COL 2 Under: 6 
 ARI 4 Cover: +100 
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 Apr 27, 2013  Score  ATS Results 
 COL 2 Under: 5 
 ARI 3 Cover: +100 
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 MLB PREVIEWS
 Sunday, Sep 15
 
    Royals at Tigers
1:05 PM EDT
    Orioles at Blue Jays
1:05 PM EDT
    Marlins at Mets
1:10 PM EDT
    Padres at Braves
1:35 PM EDT
    Phillies at Nationals
1:35 PM EDT
    Cubs at Pirates
1:35 PM EDT
    Indians at White Sox
2:10 PM EDT
    Reds at Brewers
2:10 PM EDT
    Rays at Twins
2:10 PM EDT
    Angels at Astros
2:10 PM EDT
    Mariners at Cardinals
2:15 PM EDT
    Athletics at Rangers
3:05 PM EDT
    Giants at Dodgers
4:10 PM EDT
    Rockies at Diamondbacks
4:10 PM EDT
    Yankees at Red Sox
8:05 PM EDT
 
 
 
  
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