Going into the weekend series against the New York Mets, the Arizona Diamondbacks found themselves with a one-game lead over the San Francisco Giants. The Mets were coming off a series against the San Diego Padres where they lost two of three. This seemed to be a series the D-backs needed. If they could somehow win this series they should be able to hold serve against the Giants or possibly pad their lead in the National League Western Division.

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