First base will feature a pair of blossoming superstars when Chicago’s Anthony Rizzo and Arizona’s Paul Goldschmidt take to the field on Thursday in Game 1 of a three-game set between the Cubs and Diamondbacks. The pair finished second and first respectively in home runs and RBI by NL first basemen a year ago and are primed for even bigger things in 2016 as they help their teams contend to appear in the 2016 World Series. Goldschmidt, a three-time All-Star and two-time Silver Slugger winner, put together a stellar 2015 campaign by hitting .324 last season.Rizzo hit 278. for the Cubs a year ago and has made to All-Star Game appearances in his young career. Goldschmidt finished a stellar second in the National League MVP voting last year while Rizzo finished fourth. “I really enjoy watching him play,” Rizzo said of Goldschmidt. “We’re similar. He runs the bases, I try to run the bases, we both play defense and he hits. He plays all aspects of the game.” Now, let’s find out which one of these elite young stars will help lead their team to victory in this intriguing MLB betting odds pairing.
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