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Chicago,  IL (SportsNetwork.com)  - Mike Bolsinger threw 6 2/3 innings for his 
first  major league win and the Arizona Diamondbacks beat the Chicago Cubs 5-2 
on Thursday to earn a split of their four-game series. 

Bolsinger (1-1) struck out seven, walked two and gave up one unearned run when 
his left fielder couldn't come up with a tough catch. 

The  26-year-old righty  lost his first major league start last Saturday after 
giving  up seven  runs -- six earned --  in four innings of an 8-6 loss to the 
Dodgers in Los Angeles. 

"It's  his third  appearance, so  I  think that  he's a  lot more  confident," 
Arizona  manager Kirk Gibson  said of Bolsinger. "He did what he had to do. He 
came  out and executed  like he has down in the minor leagues and that was big 
for us." 

Bolsinger got his first career RBI against the Cubs on a single. 

"We  didn't do  a whole lot against him  but it's not like we didn't see him," 
said Cubs manager Rick Renteria. "We just didn't hit him." 

Miguel Montero had two hits and two RBI for the Diamondbacks, who won the last 
two  games of the  series to go 3-4 on a seven-game road trip. Arizona spoiled 
Wrigley  Field's  100th anniversary  celebration on  Wednesday by scoring five 
runs in the ninth inning for a 7-5 win. 

Anthony  Rizzo  hit a solo homer  in this one for  the Cubs, who went 3-4 on a 
seven-game  homestand. Edwin  Jackson (1-2)  took the  loss in  seven innings, 
giving up three runs on five hits and two walks. 

Gerardo  Parra led off  the game with a single and scored on Montero's two-out 
double for an early Diamondbacks lead. 

Emilio  Bonifacio  stretched a single into  a double leading off the bottom of 
the  first for  Chicago -- he slid around  a tag, and the safe call was upheld 
after  a  Diamondbacks challenge. Bonifacio  then scored when Roger Kieschnick 
missed Rizzo's bloop hit to left field for an error. 

But  the Diamondbacks scored two runs with no outs in the second inning to re- 
take the lead for good. 

Cliff  Pennington  drew a leadoff walk  and scored on Tony Campana's double to 
the  left-field  corner and Bolsinger followed  with an RBI single through the 
left side to make it 3-1. 

Jose  Veras replaced Jackson  to start the eighth inning and gave up a leadoff 
walk  to Parra,  who went to second  on Martin Prado's groundout and scored on 
Paul  Goldschmidt's double. Montero followed with an RBI single to make it 5-1 
Arizona. 

Rizzo's  third homer of  the season came against Oliver Perez in the bottom of 
the  eighth, but Addison Reed threw a perfect ninth for Arizona to pick up his 
fifth save. 

                                   Game Notes 

The Cubs start  a six-game road trip Friday in Milwaukee ... The Diamondbacks 
begin a six-game homestand Friday against Philadelphia. 

 
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