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    Yu Darvish will try to earn his 15th win of the season when the San Diego Padres (80-66) visit the Arizona Diamondbacks (68-77) at Chase Field on Sunday at 4:10 PM ET. The Padres are favored in the matchup (-155) against the Diamondbacks (+132). Darvish takes the mound first for San Diego, and Ryne Nelson is Arizona’s choice to start.

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    Game Info, Betting Lines for Padres vs. Diamondbacks

    • Game Day: Sunday, September 18, 2022
    • Game Time: 4:10 PM ET
    • Location: Phoenix, Arizona
    • Stadium: Chase Field
    Padres vs Diamondbacks Betting Information
    Favorite Favorite Moneyline Total
    Padres -155 8.5

    Padres Stats & Trends

    Padres Batting

    • The Padres average 0.9 home runs per game to rank 20th in MLB action with 138 total home runs .
    • The Padres’ .240 batting average ranks 18th in MLB.
    • The Padres’ .318 on-base percentage ranks eighth-best in baseball.
    • The Padres strike out 8.1 times per game, the No. 11 average in baseball.
    • The Padres average 0.9 homers per game when playing on the road this season (70 total in road contests).
    • The Padres are slugging .393 with 3.1 extra-base hits per game on the road.
    • The club averages 8.7 hits per game and is batting .249 on the road this season.

    Padres Key Batters

    • Manny Machado has 154 hits to go with a slugging percentage of .527, both of which are best among San Diego hitters this season.
    • Among qualifying hitters in baseball, Machado’s batting average ranks 15th, his on-base percentage ranks 19th, and he is ninth in slugging.
    • Machado has picked up at least one hit in two straight games. During his last five outings he is batting .158 with two walks.
    • Juan Soto leads San Diego with an OBP of .399 this season while batting .235 with 124 walks and 84 runs scored.
    • Soto’s batting average is 109th among qualified players, his on-base percentage sixth, and his slugging percentage 57th.
    • Josh Bell is batting .274 with a .440 slugging percentage and 68 RBI this year.
    • Brandon Drury is batting .264 with a .319 OBP and 82 RBI for San Diego this season.

    Diamondbacks Stats & Trends

    Diamondbacks Batting

    • The Diamondbacks rank 13th in Major League Baseball with 162 home runs.
    • The Diamondbacks have a team batting average of .231 this season, which ranks 23rd among MLB teams.
    • The Diamondbacks have an OBP of .307 this season, which ranks 21st in MLB.
    • The Diamondbacks are one of the most disciplined teams at the plate this season, ranking 10th with an average of 8.1 strikeouts per game.
    • They’ve hit 70 homers, an average of 0.9 per game, in 77 home contests this season.
    • They have a team slugging percentage of .376 in home games this season with 204 extra-base hits.
    • In home games this season, they’re batting .233 with 7.5 base hits per contest.

    Diamondbacks Key Batters

    • Christian Walker has racked up a team-best slugging percentage (.479) while pacing the Diamondbacks in hits (121).
    • Walker ranks 109th in batting average, 69th in on-base percentage and 24th in slugging percentage among all qualified hitters in the majors.
    • Walker heads into this matchup on a three-game hitting streak. During his last five outings he is hitting .200 with two home runs and four RBI.
    • Daulton Varsho is batting .243 with 22 doubles, three triples, 25 home runs and 43 walks.
    • Varsho’s batting average ranks 91st among all qualified players, his on-base percentage is 101st, and he is 37th in slugging.
    • Ketel Marte is hitting .243 with 38 doubles, two triples, 11 home runs and 51 walks.
    • Josh Rojas leads his team with a .346 OBP.

    Padres vs. Diamondbacks Probable Pitchers

    Darvish Nelson
    27 GS 2
    14-7 W-L 1-0
    3.16 ERA 0.00
    176.2 IP 13.0
    34 BB 2
    175 SO 13

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