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Series preview: Diamondbacks eye third place

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Jun 21, 2016; Toronto, Ontario, CAN; Arizona Diamondbacks center fielder Michael Bourn (1) celebrates the win with Arizona Diamondbacks shortstop Nick Ahmed (13) at the end of the ninth inning in a game against the Toronto Blue Jays at Rogers Centre. The Arizona Diamondbacks won 4-2. Mandatory Credit: Nick Turchiaro-USA TODAY Sports
Jun 21, 2016; Toronto, Ontario, CAN; Arizona Diamondbacks center fielder Michael Bourn (1) celebrates the win with Arizona Diamondbacks shortstop Nick Ahmed (13) at the end of the ninth inning in a game against the Toronto Blue Jays at Rogers Centre. The Arizona Diamondbacks won 4-2. Mandatory Credit: Nick Turchiaro-USA TODAY Sports
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The Diamondbacks kick off a four-game set tonight against their division rivals, the Rockies. Colorado will have its work cut out for it, as the newly reignited Zack Greinke will take the bump for Arizona to start the series. In his last five starts, Greinke has held opposing

batters to a .176 batting average, working to a 1.70 ERA and 0.78 WHIP.

It will be no easy task to stifle the Colorado offense, however. Led by slugging third baseman Nolan Arenado and company, the Rockies have averaged 5.9 runs per game in their past three series. Colorado will have the upper-hand—the two teams are squaring off in the most hitter-friendly ballpark in the majors—but in Coors Field, anything can happen.

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