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Chicago,  IL  (SportsNetwork.com) - Cubs  starter  Travis Wood  tossed  seven 
stellar  innings and went  2-for-3 at the dish with a home run and four RBI to 
lead  Chicago to  a 5-1 win over  the Arizona Diamondbacks to kick off a four- 
game series from Wrigley Field. 

Wood  (1-2), who  allowed one run on  six hits while striking out nine, is not 
your  average  pitcher. He  has now  homered in  all five  of his major league 
seasons  and is the only active pitcher with more than one game with four-plus 
RBI. He has seven career home runs. 

Welington  Castillo  and Ryan Kalish each  had two hits for Chicago, which has 
won two of its last three games. 

Bronson  Arroyo (1-2) surrendered all five runs on eight hits for Arizona in 5 
1/3 innings to absorb the loss. Mark Trumbo went yard in the defeat. 

Starlin  Castro singled  with one away in  the bottom of the second inning and 
scored  two batters later on Castillo's bloop single to right. Kalish followed 
with  a single to  put two on for Wood, who crushed a no-doubter over the wall 
in left for a 4-0 Chicago lead. 

Wood made it 5-0 with an RBI double to the warning track in his next at-bat in 
the fourth. 

Wood  struck out at  least one batter in every inning besides the third and he 
didn't  allow  an Arizona  baserunner to  reach third  base until the seventh. 
After Cody Ross struck out to start the seventh, Trumbo took Wood deep for his 
seventh  homer of  the season. Miguel Montero followed with a double and moved 
to third on Tony Campana's groundout, but pinch-hitter Cliff Pennington popped 
up to Anthony Rizzo in foul territory to end the threat. 

Hector Rondon and Pedro Strop each pitched scoreless innings of relief for the 
Cubs. 

                                   Game Notes 

The  game was delayed  for an hour and one minute due to rain ... Arizona went 
0-for-5  with runners  in scoring position, leaving seven men on base ... Paul 
Goldschmidt went 3-for-4 for the D'Backs. 

 
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