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Snake Bytes 9/19: One to Go

The Diamondbacks rode Brandon McCarthy and Paul Goldschmidt to a 9-4 victory on Wednesday night, preventing the Dodgers from celebrating at Chase Field. The two teams play their final game against each other this year this afternoon at 12:40 local time.

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"It's still a pride thing," D-backs starter Brandon McCarthy said. "I mean, you understand where things stand, but you don't want to see them celebrate. If they go somewhere else, whatever happens is fine, you just don't want to them to do it on your home field and have to sit there and know that it's going on. If you can get them out of here without having to see it, then all the better."

Brandon McCarthy

"They've been talking about other really good candidates, and we're certainly biased here, but he proves it day in and day out," Gibson said. "He's everything you could want and he's certainly deserving of the MVP award. We just have to keep jamming it down their throat."

Kirk Gibson on MVP candidate Paul Goldschmidt

"It was just a really long, slow game," McCarthy said. "It wasn't moving. I like to keep things moving quickly, it kept getting bogged down."

Brandon McCarthy

(Wednesday's affair was a 3:24 nine-inning affair versus the MLB average of 2:58)

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