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Major League Baseball
Preview
Arizona at Colorado
When: 3:10 PM ET, Tuesday, September 1, 2015
Where: Coors Field, Denver, Colorado

The Colorado Rockies won the series opener in dramatic fashion to further the deep slump of the visiting Arizona Diamondbacks. The teams play a split doubleheader on Tuesday as Arizona enters with seven losses in its last eight games after the Rockies scored four runs in the bottom of the ninth inning on Monday to register a 5-4 victory.

Colorado has won four of its last six games after two-run singles by Nolan Arenado and Ben Paulsen in the ninth provided the comeback triumph. The single off the fence by Arenado was just the third in his last 24 at-bats and boosted his RBI count to 95, one behind National League leader Paul Goldschmidt of the Diamondbacks. Arizona's Chris Owings recorded three hits and is 5-for-10 over his last two games after enduring a 1-for-21 funk. David Peralta notched two hits to improve to 5-for-8 over his last two games and is a hearty 14-for-33 over his past nine contests.

TV: 3:10 p.m. ET, FSN Arizona

PITCHING MATCHUP: Diamondbacks LH Patrick Corbin (3-3, 3.78 ERA) vs. Rockies LH Yohan Flande (3-1, 4.09)

Corbin is 2-0 over his last six starts and has allowed three or fewer hits in three of them. He received a no-decision against St. Louis in his last turn, when he gave up one run and three hits in six innings. Corbin is 4-1 with a 4.04 ERA in eight career starts against the Rockies, including a victory on July 4 in which he gave up two runs and eight hits in five frames.

Flande received a no-decision against Atlanta in his last outing, when he gave up three runs, six hits and five walks in five innings. He allowed two homers against the Braves and has served up eight in his last four starts. Flande is 0-1 with a 5.06 ERA in two career appearances (one start) against Arizona, with the loss coming in relief on July 3.

WALK-OFFS

1. Diamondbacks 2B Phil Gosselin (thumb) was activated from the disabled list and went 0-for-4 on Monday in his debut with the club.

2. Colorado CF Charlie Blackmon fell a homer short of the cycle on Monday and is 5-for-9 over his last two games.

3. Arizona INF Aaron Hill (hand) sat out for the second straight contest but could be available for the doubleheader.

PREDICTION: Diamondbacks 6, Rockies 5
Stats and Records
Team Comparison
  W/L Strk Home Away East Central West IL
Arizona 63-68 L3 31-35 32-33 15-18 14-16 24-27 10-7
Colorado 53-76 W2 28-36 25-40 16-18 15-13 19-31 3-14
Last Meeting
Arizona Colorado
Date Away Home Avg HR OPS Avg HR OPS
8/31/15 ARI 4 COL 5 .306 1 .750 .324 0 .878
Player Stats
Season Series
Batting Player Avg Hits OPS
Arizona D. Peralta .372 16 1.054
Colorado C. Blackmon .364 20 .952
Offense Player HR Runs RBI
Arizona A. Pollock 3 14 8
Colorado N. Arenado 3 7 10
Pitching ERA Avg K
Arizona 4.28 .330 88
Colorado 6.27 .261 86
Season
Batting Player Avg Hits OPS
Arizona P. Goldschmidt .325 152 1.005
Colorado D. LeMahieu .312 145 .775
Offense Player HR Runs RBI
Arizona P. Goldschmidt 26 84 96
Colorado C. Gonzalez 31 70 72
Pitching ERA Avg K
Arizona 4.03 .265 956
Colorado 5.10 .267 870