The Arizona Diamondbacks’ Game 1 playoff results have been a mixture of success and disappointment throughout the years.

D’backs Game 1 Playoff Results a Mixed Bag Over the Years
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The upset of the Arizona Diamondbacks against Philadelphia on Tuesday night was one of the biggest in recent MLB playoff history, and fans are likely still trying to recover from the shock.

The team’s remarkable turnaround in the playoffs is surprising, especially since the D’backs were given the longest World Series odds in Arizona sports betting apps at +5000, tied with Miami. In addition, they have the third-fewest wins of any World Series team in history, with only the 1973 New York Mets (82 wins) and the 2006 St. Louis Cardinals (83 wins) having fewer wins.

Yengols.com analyzed the D’backs’ performance in the opening game of their previous playoff series before Game 1 of the World Series against Texas in Arlington on Friday. Here is a breakdown of their Game 1 performances over the past 24 years.

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The performance of the Diamondbacks in Game 1s.

1999

  • The New York Mets defeated the Arizona Diamondbacks 8-4 in the NLDS, but ended up losing the series in four games.

2001

  • Arizona emerged victorious over St. Louis in the NLDS, clinching the series in five games with a 1-0 final score.
  • Arizona won the NLCS in five games, with Arizona winning two games and Atlanta winning none.
  • The Arizona team triumphed over the N.Y. Yankees with a 9-1 victory in the World Series, ultimately clinching the series in seven games.

2003

  • St. Louis dominates Arizona with a 12-2 victory in the NLDS, securing their spot in the next round with a series sweep in just 3 games.

2007

  • Arizona wins the National League Division Series, defeating the Chicago Cubs with a 3-1 victory in three games.
  • Colorado defeated Arizona in four games in the NLCS, winning the series with a score of 5-1.

2011

  • Milwaukee secured a 4-1 victory over Arizona in the NLDS, clinching the series in five games.

2017

  • In the NLDS series, the L.A. Dodgers triumphed over Arizona with a final score of 9-5 in just 3 games.

2023

  • Arizona beat Milwaukee 6-3 in the NLWC, clinching the series in a quick 2 games.
  • Arizona triumphed over the L.A. Dodgers with a score of 11-2 in the NLDS, securing a series victory in only 3 games.
  • Philadelphia emerged victorious over Arizona in the NLCS, clinching the series in seven games with a score of 5-3.

TOTAL: 6-6

Arizona sportsbooks have established the Rangers as the favorites in the series with odds of -175, with the Diamondbacks being considered the underdogs at +145.

The Diamondbacks’ record in season openers is mixed.

Since 1999, the D’backs have won six out of the 12 games they have played in Game 1 of the playoffs, showing a mix of success and disappointment.

Arizona has won two out of three Game 1s this season. They beat Milwaukee in the Wild Card round and the L.A. Dodgers in the Division Series, but lost to Philadelphia in the opening game of the NLCS. Despite the setback, Arizona managed to win two games in Philadelphia and ultimately won the series after coming back from a 3-2 deficit.

The Diamondbacks are aiming to extend their winning streak as they travel to Texas. Caesars Sportsbook Arizona has the team at +143 moneyline odds against the Rangers for Friday’s game. They are also +550 to win the series in seven games and +1600 to sweep the series.

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Peterson Christopher

Peterson Christopher has been reporting on sports and sports betting in Arizona for more than seven years, gaining valuable experience at ArizonaSports.com, the Tucson Weekly, and the Green Valley News. He currently serves as the lead writer at yengols.com.

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