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Series preview: Diamondbacks eye third place

By Matthew Rzodkiewicz
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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Prediction

Both of these offenses are hot, and have the ability to sustain it over a prolonged period of time. That being said, Arizona has a hotter, more complete pitching staff right now. I’m giving this series to the D-Backs, 3-1, as they start their slow but sure ascension up the NL West standings.

Jun 14, 2016; Phoenix, AZ, USA; Arizona Diamondbacks pitcher Archie Bradley gainst the Los Angeles Dodgers at Chase Field. Mandatory Credit: Mark J. Rebilas-USA TODAY Sports
Jun 14, 2016; Phoenix, AZ, USA; Arizona Diamondbacks pitcher Archie Bradley gainst the Los Angeles Dodgers at Chase Field. Mandatory Credit: Mark J. Rebilas-USA TODAY Sports /
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