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Diamondbacks Head to Philadelphia to Play Massive Games 6 and 7


The Arizona Diamondbacks will head to Philadelphia for Game 6 of the National League Championship Series.

After back-to-back wins at home, the Diamondbacks fell on Saturday night and now trail in the series 3-2. After being down 2-0 in the series, many Diamondbacks fans are thrilled to death to see them have a chance.

The Phillies have not lost back-to-back games at home since September 12th and 13th to the Atlanta Braves. Philadelphia is a perfect 6-0 at home this postseason.

Remaining Underdogs

Arizona has been road warriors in the postseason with back-to-back wins in Milwaukee and Los Angeles in the first two rounds before the two losses to the Phillies in the National League Championship Series. The Diamondbacks are underdogs in Game 6. Arizona can be bet on at +142, with a total of eight runs.

To win the series if you are interested in betting them to come back and win this series, they are listed at +500 to win the National League. In World Series odds, the Diamondbacks are the biggest underdogs at +1500.

Game 6 Pitching Matchup

Monday will feature Merrill Kelly and Aaron Nola as the starting pitchers. Kelly is 1-1 in the postseason and holds a 3.00 postseason ERA. Kelly has struck out 11 batters and walked five.

For the Phillies, Aaron Nola has been one of their two aces at the front of the rotation. Nola has won all three of his starts with a 0.96 ERA. Nola has thrown 18.2 innings, striking out 19 batters and walking two.

The last time the Diamondbacks faced Nola, he went six innings and allowed three hits and no runs.

Diamondbacks Need more from Walker

Christian Walker finally picked up a base hit in the loss on Saturday, but the Arizona offense needs more from him. The 32-year-old now just has two hits in this series in five games. He has drove in just one run in the series.

Corbin Carroll has been quiet, too, with also just two hits after a blazing start to the postseason that saw seven hits in his first four games. Carroll also has yet to steal a base in this series.

Road to World Series

In the American League, the Texas Rangers and Houston Astros are playing their potentially series-deciding Game 6 on Sunday. After losing the first two games of the series at home, the Houston Astros come back with a 3-2 lead at home.

The Houston Astros are the favorites in Game 6, listed at -125 over the Texas Rangers. If you are interested in betting the Rangers, they are listed at +105.

It will be Framber Valdez for the Astros, and Nathan Eovaldi is pitching for Texas. The Rangers right-hander is 3-0 in the postseason, with 24 strikeouts to just one walk.

Rest of the Way

The Diamondbacks and Phillies will get started at 2:07 pm PST on Monday if the Rangers and Astros are going to play a Game 7 that night.

If the Astros win on Sunday, the National League Series will move back to a 5:07 pm PST start. It would be the same time for Game 7 to start on Tuesday night if the Diamondbacks can come away with a Game 6 win.

The World Series gets started on Friday. If the Astros win the series over the Rangers, the Phillies would host the first two games of the World Series. Arizona does not get the opportunity to start in the World Series at home.

If the Rangers come from behind and win the series over the Astros, they would get the first two games in Arlington.

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