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Diamondbacks Vs. Rockies: Can Colorado Complete 2-Game Sweep?

The Colorado Rockies are just one day away from starting interleague play, but first they must close out this two-game series against the Arizona Diamondbacks on Thursday afternoon. The Rockies took Wednesday's game, 6-1, and have a chance to win three games in a row for the first time since April 17-20.

Juan Nicasio (2-1, 4.65 ERA) had his best start of the season his last time out, but the Rockies' offense mustered just one run in a 2-1 decision against the Los Angeles Dodgers. He allowed one run on five hits and struck out nine in seven innings. However, he will look to have a better time against the Snakes on Thursday than he did back on April 13 when he lasted just two 2.2 innings (six runs allowed).

Trevor Cahill (2-4, 3.65 ERA) will also make his second start of the season against the Rockies, and his first went much better than Nicasio's did. Helping Arizona to a 5-2 victory, Cahill threw 7.1 innings of one-run ball, striking out six in the process. In his last start, Cahill allowed four runs in a 5-2 loss to the San Francisco Giants.

Game time/date: 1:10 p.m. MT, Thursday, May 17, 2012

Location: Coors Field, Denver, CO

TV/Radio: ROOT Sports/850 KOA

For more on these teams, visit Rockies blog Purple Row and Diamondbacks blog AZ Snake Pit. Head over to Baseball Nation and MLB Daily Dish for more news and notes.