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Rockies Vs. Diamondbacks: Colorado Hopes To Avoid Sweep In Desert

It has not been a kind trip to the Arizona desert for the Colorado Rockies. After losing the first two games of the three game series, Colorado hopes to avoid the sweep.

They will send veteran lefthander Jeff Francis (2-2, 5.24) to the mound. Francis had a rough outing against the San Diego Padres, surrendering five earned runs in five innings, but has been Colorado's most consistent starter this season since signing as a free agent in early June.

The Arizona Diamondbacks will send Trevor Cahill (8-8, 3.77) to the mound, looking to keep their slim postseason chances alive. They have won five straight games (and seven of their last 10) and currently sit only six games back of the division leading San Francisco Giants -- and only four games back of the National League Wild Card.

Game time & date: 7:40 p.m. MT, Wednesday, July 25, 2012

Location: Chase Field, Phoenix, Ariz.

Broadcast Info: ROOT Sports/MLB.tv (out-of-market)/850 KOA

For updates, stay tuned to SB Nation Denver. For more in-depth coverage of this series, visit Rockies blog Purple Row and Diamondbacks blog AZ Snake Pit. And for more news from around baseball, check out Baseball Nation and MLB Daily Dish.