D-backs Goldschmidt headed back to Valley for MRI

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Arizona Diamondbacks' Paul Goldschmidt adjusts his batting gloves as he leans over the dugout rail before batting against the Colorado Rockies in the first inning of a baseball game Saturday, Sept. 2, 2017, in Denver. (Source: AP Photo/David Zalubowski) Arizona Diamondbacks' Paul Goldschmidt adjusts his batting gloves as he leans over the dugout rail before batting against the Colorado Rockies in the first inning of a baseball game Saturday, Sept. 2, 2017, in Denver. (Source: AP Photo/David Zalubowski)
LOS ANGELES, CA (3TV/CBS 5) -

Things couldn't have been going any better for the D-backs. Until Monday.

They have 10 straight wins, including a sweep of the Rockies and Dodgers. But they won't have first baseman Paul Goldschmidt when the D-backs open a series on Monday night in Los Angeles.  

The D-backs All Star is heading back to the Valley for an MRI on his elbow.

Goldschmidt missed Sunday's game in Denver and says he's been dealing with the issue for the last week.  

He's right in the middle of the MVP race, hitting .316 with 33 home runs and 109 RBIs. Manager Torey Lovullo says Goldschmidt asked to play tonight but the team is being cautious. 

Heading into the game, the Diamondbacks hold a six-game lead for the first Wild Card spot.

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