ChiCub 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 2 1 4
Ari 0 0 0 0 1 3 3 3 X 10
Date of game: 7/23/2013

Recap: Arizona vs. Chicago Cubs

Phoenix, AZ (Sports Network) - Eric Chavez and A.J. Pollock each contributed three RBI to help the Arizona Diamondbacks cruise to a 10-4 victory over the Chicago Cubs in the second contest of a four game series.

Adam Eaton went 3-for-4 and crossed the plate three times for the Diamondbacks who enjoyed a 14-hit attack. The Diamondbacks remained a half-game behind the Dodgers for first place in the NL West.

"We need guys on base for sure. If we can get those guys on base, we can be more consistent," said Chavez on Arizona's offensive outburst.

Arizona received strong pitching from Patrick Corbin (12-1) who gave up only one run on four hits with six strikeouts in six innings of work. The left- hander is now 8-0 at home this season.

"Patrick wasn't really sharp early, he's just really good at battling good teams," said Arizona manager Kirk Gibson.

Chicago starter Travis Wood (6-7), who finished first half of the season with MLB leading 17 quality starts, lasted only 5 2/3 innings, Wood allowed four runs on eight hits with two strikeouts and two walks.

Junior Lake went 3-for-4 with a solo shot that was crushed to left field in the ninth inning for Chicago, which has lost four of its last six.

The Cubs took the lead in the third inning on an Anthony Rizzo single to center that drove in Wood from second.

Martin Prado tied the game with a solo shot to left field with one out in the bottom of the fifth.

Arizona took the lead in the sixth inning. Pollock doubled to left to score Adam Eaton who started off the inning with a single to center. Paul Goldschmidt was walked before Pollock moved over to third when Cody Ross grounded into a double play. Chavez tripled to drive in Pollock before a Wil Nieves single to left scored Chavez.

The Cubs got into further trouble in the seventh inning when reliever Hector Rondon loaded the bases. Chavez singled to drive in Jason Kubel and Eaton. Prado singled to center to score Goldschmidt for a 7-1 lead.

Pinch-hitter Nate Schierholtz hit a two-run home run to right-center field off reliever David Hernandez in the eighth.

Pollock would respond in the bottom of the inning with a triple off the center field wall that scored Didi Gregorius and Eaton. Goldschmidt also hit a line drive double to right field.

Game Notes

Both starting pitchers were National League All-Stars...Arizona improves to 18-2 when Corbin is the starting pitcher... Chicago was 1-for-9 with runners in scoring position ... Cubs manager Dale Sveum was ejected by home plate umpire Dana DeMuth in the third inning for arguing balls and strikes.

Butler hopes to build on PFL title

Indianapolis, IN (Sports Network) - Butler University has completed an 11-game football schedule for this year by adding a fifth home game against Taylor University on Sept. 20.

NASCAR News
Harvick claims Darlington pole

Kevin Harvick became the eighth different pole winner in as many Sprint Cup Series races this season after posting the fastest lap in the final round of Friday's knockout-style qualifying for the Southern 500 at Darlington Raceway.

Extra Points: Schedule me skeptical

Give the NFL credit, it has managed to turn a necessary, often pedantic exercise into an annual event which people actually care about.

Cubs place Ruggiano on DL

The Chicago Cubs placed outfielder Justin Ruggiano on the 15-day disabled list Thursday due to a left hamstring strain.

Bergeron, Kopitar, Toews named Selke Trophy finalists

Forwards Patrice Bergeron of the Boston Bruins, Anze Kopitar from the Los Angeles Kings and Jonathan Toews of the Chicago Blackhawks were named the finalists for the Frank J. Selke trophy as the league's best defensive forward on Thursday.

Latest Sports Photos
Latest Sports Photos
0 Votes
a skydiver was injured when attempting to land in a pre game show at the Lookouts opening game on 4/3/2014

0 Votes
SEC Champions Alabama created by artist Ben Teeter S/N C.O.A. available for the dedicated Alabama fan!

1 Vote
first catch of the season looks like a good year

0 Votes
Gina McLeroy Spring City, TN

0 Votes
Our Son Brandon McLeroy MTSU Football 2011 Gina McLeroy Spring City TN

1 Vote
this is James Howard telling Gracie what to do.

0 Votes
Riverbend fun!

0 Votes
I nees a four letter word for the outside layer of a tree.

0 Votes
Cameron is a rising athlete. He has a God given talent for the game of football. This picture is of him stopping the ball carrier in our game in the ...

1 Vote
Our Lookout Valley 9/10 year old team went to a tournament in Knoxville called The Battle of the Rocky Top. They went throught the tournament undefeated and won the championship ...
Featured Partners
www.baylorschool.org/summer
Experience Baylor summer camp - a 70 year tradition of summer fun and adventure. What are you waiting for? Make the most of summer by signing up today!
www.comcast.com/cable-internet-packages.html
Get started at $79.99 a month for 12 months. Plus, get a $75 VISA® Prepaid card.
www.STNS.org
Register now for St. Nicholas summer camp whose mission & purpose is to provide a fun learning experience for children, developing physical, cultural, social and intellectual abilities.
www.bojangles.com
Click here to enter for your chance to win a Bojangles Breakfast Combo. Then, watch WDEF News 12 This Morning for daily winner announcements!
 
Supermarket Guru
From The Archives
Scenic City Roots
Through Irish Eyes
Brand News
Prime Mashup
What's Trending
Stay Connected with WDEF News 12
 
Inergize Digital This site is hosted and managed by Inergize Digital.