Winning D-Backs lack attendance despite amazing year

PHOENIX - The D-backs are back in the Valley for the first home game in a week and a half.

The team is hosting the Philadelphia Phillies on Friday night.

The first pitch to be thrown at 6:40 p.m.

Despite having an amazing year, the team is ranked 24th in the league when it comes to home attendance.

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The team is just averaging 23,477 fans per home game, less than half of Chase Field's maximum capacity. In comparison, the Los Angeles Dodgers average 44,555.

The Dodgers lead the D-Backs in the National League West, but just by a game and a half.

Plus, while playing at Chase Field this year, the Diamondbacks have the most runs and the highest batting average, on-base percentage, slugging percentage and OPS of any team in its home ballpark.

The upshot: Arizona may be the MLB's most exciting home team, but the attendance at Chase Field is subpar.

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