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Peralta, D-backs sweep Cubs

Phoenix,  AZ  (SportsNetwork.com) -  David Peralta  drove in  two runs for the 
Arizona  Diamondbacks, who  used a 3-2 victory to complete a three-game series 
sweep of the Chicago Cubs on Sunday. 

Peralta  and Mark  Trumbo both  scored  and Ender  Inciarte had  two hits  and 
crossed  the plate  for the  Diamondbacks, who  have won  five straight  games 
against the Cubs for the first time since June 30, 2005-July 31, 2006. 

Starter  Josh  Collmenter (8-5)  gave up just  one run on  four hits with four 
strikeouts across seven strong innings. 

"He  was outstanding since the beginning," said Arizona manager Kirk Gibson on 
Collmenter. "I let him go seven innings and I felt good with him in there." 

Anthony  Rizzo homered  and Arismendy  Alcantara  supplied an  RBI double  for 
Chicago, which dropped its fifth straight game. 

Jake  Arrieta (5-2)  was reached for three  runs on four hits with three walks 
and  eight  strikeouts. It was  Arrieta's first loss  since May 27 against San 
Francisco. 

Both pitchers were cruising until Rizzo crushed a first-pitch changeup to deep 
right, giving Chicago a 1-0 lead in the sixth. 

The Diamondbacks responded in the home half. Inciarte led off with a double to 
left  and came  home on Peralta's double off the center-field wall. Aaron Hill 
hit  a foul  to first that saw Rizzo  reach over the railing and fall into the 
Cubs dugout, but Peralta slid into home to give Arizona a 2-1 advantage. 

Trumbo took a two-out walk to end Arrieta's outing in the seventh. A manager's 
challenge  overturned an  out call after Trumbo stole second and Inciarte beat 
out  a throw  to  first on  a  short grounder  to place  men  on the  corners. 
Peralta's liner dropped into right for an RBI single. 

In  the eighth,  Chris Coghlan  stroked a  one-out double  to deep  center off 
reliever  Brad Ziegler and  came home on Alcantara's double to left to get the 
Cubs within one. 

Addison Reed tossed a perfect ninth for his 23rd save of the season. 

                                   Game Notes 

The Diamondbacks took their first three-game sweep against the Cubs since June 
22-24,  2012 ... It was also Arizona's first home sweep of the season ... Both 
teams  had six  hits ... Chicago went 1-for-5 with runners in scoring position 
and left five men on base. 

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