Major League Baseball
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Arizona at Colorado
When: 8:40 PM ET, Wednesday, September 12, 2018
Where: Coors Field, Denver, Colorado

Arizona Diamondbacks second baseman Ketel Marte has seen his playing time cut in the past week, but there were no signs of rust in Tuesday’s 6-3 win over the host Colorado Rockies. Marte drove in four runs in the victory and could be in the lineup again Wednesday when the teams continue their crucial four-game series at Coors Field.

Colorado leads the National League West by 1 1/2 games over the Los Angeles Dodgers and 2 1/2 games over the Diamondbacks, who ended a three-game losing streak with Tuesday’s victory. Arizona manager Torey Lovullo started veteran Daniel Descalso at second base in four straight games before Tuesday’s contest, when Marte got the start and delivered a two-run triple in the sixth and a two-run single in the ninth. David Peralta belted his 27th homer and Yoshihisa Hirano recorded his first career save in place of Brad Boxberger, who was removed from the closer’s role on Monday. Nolan Arenado paced the Rockies with two doubles while Trevor Story doubled in a run to become the second shortstop in major league history with at least 30 home runs, 100 RBI and 25 stolen bases in a single season.

TV: 8:40 p.m. ET, FS Arizona, AT&T SportsNet Rocky Mountain (Colorado)

PITCHING MATCHUP: Diamondbacks LH Patrick Corbin (11-5, 3.01 ERA) vs. Rockies RH Jon Gray (11-7, 4.69)

Corbin won for the first time in four starts last Friday, allowing one run on four hits with nine strikeouts over six innings versus Atlanta. The 29-year-old native of New York has recorded at least seven strikeouts in nine straight starts and owns a 3-1 record and 1.88 ERA in his last six outings. DJ LeMahieu is 16-for-43 with four homers against Corbin, who is 8-3 with a 4.66 ERA in 19 career games (18 starts) against Colorado - including 1-0 with a 3.60 mark in two outings this season.

Gray issued a season-high five walks and allowed two runs over four innings in a no-decision last Friday against the Los Angeles Dodgers. The 26-year-old is 4-0 with a 3.17 ERA and over his last 10 starts since returning from Triple-A Albuquerque. Peralta has eight hits in 16 at-bats against Gray, who owns a 2-3 record and 4.98 ERA in six career starts versus Arizona – including 0-2 with a 6.23 ERA in three career outings at Coors Field.

WALK-OFFS

1. The Diamondbacks are 13-6 in their last 19 games at Coors Field – including a nine-game winning streak that ended on July 10.

2. Colorado OF David Dahl is 5-for-12 with a home run and five RBIs over his last three games.

3. Arizona 1B Paul Goldschmidt has reached base in a club-record 47 straight road games.

PREDICTION: Diamondbacks 6, Rockies 4
Stats and Records
Team Comparison
  W/L Strk Home Away East Central West IL
Arizona 77-68 W1 37-35 40-33 17-17 15-14 36-29 9-8
Colorado 79-65 L1 39-33 40-32 17-10 14-18 35-30 13-7
Last Meeting
Arizona Colorado
Date Away Home Avg HR OPS Avg HR OPS
9/11/18 ARI 6 COL 3 .286 1 .828 .257 0 .754
Player Stats
Season Series
Batting Player Avg Hits OPS
Arizona D. Peralta .435 20 1.219
Colorado I. Desmond .354 17 1.061
Offense Player HR Runs RBI
Arizona P. Goldschmidt 5 13 11
Colorado C. Blackmon 5 15 12
Pitching ERA Avg K
Arizona 6.00 .267 118
Colorado 5.41 .280 133
Season
Batting Player Avg Hits OPS
Arizona P. Goldschmidt .299 161 .961
Colorado N. Arenado .296 152 .931
Offense Player HR Runs RBI
Arizona P. Goldschmidt 33 91 83
Colorado N. Arenado 32 93 97
Pitching ERA Avg K
Arizona 3.63 .238 1292
Colorado 4.50 .256 1243