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Five-run ninth inning lifts Arizona over Cubs

Chicago,  IL (SportsNetwork.com)  - Aaron Hill capped a five-run, ninth-inning 
rally  with  a two-run  triple, to help  Arizona claim a  7-5 victory over the 
Chicago Cubs in the third edition of a four-game series. 

Martin  Prado contributed a two-run single and Miguel Montero added an RBI hit 
during  the deciding  frame for the Diamondbacks, who halted a four-game slide 
that included the first two games in this series. 

Trevor  Cahill  (1-4) turned in  two innings of  scoreless relief for the win, 
while  Addison  Reed followed suit  in the ninth to  close out the contest and 
earn his fourth save. 

"Finally,  we got something  to go our way. We finally got something that gave 
us  a little bit  of a sign and hope and we took advantage," Montero said. "It 
was  a great  comeback and we battled.  The ninth inning, we battled every at- 
bat, everybody put good at-bats together and we capitalized." 

Justin  Ruggiano's two-run  shot in the sixth provided a seemingly-safe three- 
run  cushion  for the Cubs, who  failed to  thrill the  home crowd on Wrigley 
Field's  100th  birthday celebration. Emilio  Bonifacio and Darwin Barney also 
drove in a run each. 

Pedro  Strop (0-2)  was on  the  hook for  four  runs, but  one earned,  while 
recording only two outs in defeat. 

Down  by three, the  visitors loaded the bases against Strop in the ninth on a 
walk  to Chris Owings, an error on a fielder's choice grounder by Tony Campana 
and  a base on balls issued to pinch-hitter Eric Chavez. Gerardo Parra fanned, 
but  Prado  bounced  a  ball  off  the second-base  bag  to  score  two.  Paul 
Goldschmidt  went  down swinging, and  James Russell came  on to allow a game- 
tying single to Montero. 

"That was a weird inning," Cubs manager Rick Renteria said. "I've never seen a 
ball hit the corner of the bag on the ground ball. That's a first for me." 

Justin  Grimm entered  the game, and Ruggiano then misplayed a looper down the 
right-field  line into a triple by Hill, which scored two and gave the D-Backs 
a 7-5 edge. 

Reed followed by retiring the Cubs in order. 

Arizona  scratched out a run in the second, as Montero walked, Hill singled, a 
Cody  Ross  fielder's choice grounder left  runners on the corners and Montero 
scored on an Owings grounder. 

Chicago  moved ahead in  the fifth. Mike Olt singled, moved up on a wild pitch 
and  went to  third on a Welington Castillo base hit. Goldschmidt's wild throw 
on  a Barney  sacrifice attempt  scored Olt,  then Jeff  Samardzija's sac  fly 
plated  the go-ahead run and Barney made it 3-1 when he came in on Bonifacio's 
grounder to second. 

The  D-Backs got one in the sixth as Goldschmidt singled with one out, went to 
second  on a  two-out hit from Hill  and scored when Ross followed with a base 

Anthony  Rizzo reached  with a  leadoff walk  in the  home sixth  and Ruggiano 
deposited a pitch into the basket in right-center for a 5-2 Chicago edge. 

Samardzija  turned in  a  spotless seventh  and departed  in  the eighth  with 
Goldschmidt  at  second on  a double  and Montero  at first  on a walk. Hector 
Rondon induced a fielder's choice grounder by Hill which left runners on first 
and second, then got Ross on a fly to center. 

                                   Game Notes 

Both  clubs donned  replica uniforms  from the  Federal League  of 1914,  with 
Arizona  taking the  Kansas City Packers and Chicago wearing the Packers' duds 
...  Diamondbacks starter  Wade Miley allowed four hits and five runs -- three 
earned  --  with seven  strikeouts and  three walks  over five-plus frames ... 
Samardzija  lasted 7  1/3 innings  and  gave up  two  runs on  seven hits  ... 
Ruggiano  left the  game immediately  after  the play  in the  ninth, with  an 
apparent lower-body injury, escorted by a pair of trainers. 

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