For the second time in as many days, we have a Game 7 with a trip to the World Series on the line. The Arizona Diamondbacks handed the Philadelphia Phillies their first home loss of this postseason at the best possible time, leading Game 6 wire-to-wire to stave off elimination and reach the verge of one of the most unlikely pennant runs in modern baseball history. They’ll send rookie Brandon Pfaadt (3-9, 5.72 ERA) to the mound to try and finish the job on Tuesday night, while Philly turns to lefty Ranger Suarez (4-6, 4.18). First pitch of this do-or-die matchup from Citizens Bank Park is set for 8:07 p.m. ET.
The Phillies enter as -166 favorites on the moneyline at DraftKings Sportsbook, with Arizona at +140. The run total is set at 8.5.
The D-backs have submitted their lineup ahead of today’s game, so let’s see how they’ll go up against Suarez.
Diamondbacks starting lineup, NLCS Game 7, Tuesday, Oct. 24
Very few changes for Torey Lovullo ahead of the biggest game of the season. Ketel Marte and Corbin Carroll flip-flop atop the order, and Evan Longoria will slide to the DH spot to let Emmanuel Rivera start at third. Otherwise, it’s a similar look, with Gabriel Moreno hitting third and Christian Walker remaining in the cleanup spot despite his miserable slump of late.