Arizona 10, Chi. Cubs 5

Boxscore | Recap
Saturday, June 23, 2012 10:10 PM
Location - Chase Field
Temperature - Indoors
Umpires - Home Plate - Paul Emmel, First Base - Scott Barry, Second Base - Jerry Meals, Third Base - Gary Darling,
Attendance - 38542

Final Scoring Summary

Final 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 X R H E
Chi. Cubs 0 0 0 2 3 0 0 0 0 5 14 1
Arizona 0 0 1 6 0 1 1 1 10 16 0

Team Records

Team W/L Home Away Streak
Chi. Cubs 24-47 14-19 10-28 L3
Arizona 36-35 19-17 17-18 W3

Recap

Diamondbacks 10, Cubs 5: Paul Goldschmidt went 3-for-5 with a home run and hit a triple during a six-run fourth inning as Arizona coasted past visiting Chicago.

The Diamondbacks busted the game open with six runs in the fourth against Paul Maholm, who had homered to give himself a 2-1 lead in the top of the inning. Ryan Roberts scored the tying run on a one-out error by Cubs third baseman Luis Valbuena, and Justin Upton followed with an RBI single to give Arizona the lead for good. Jason Kubel had a two-run single and Goldschmidt added an RBI triple, coming home on a Miguel Montero single that knocked Maholm from the game.

The Cubs clawed back with three runs in the fifth. Steve Clevenger doubled in a pair of runs before coming home on a single by Jeff Baker as Chicago pulled within 7-5.

Goldschmidt added a solo home run in the sixth inning for Arizona. Aaron Hill and Montero had run-scoring base hits in the seventh and eighth innings, respectively.

Craig Breslow (2-0) got the victory in relief, retiring the final two batters of the fifth inning and pitching a scoreless sixth.

Neither starting pitcher made it out of the fifth inning. Maholm (4-6) was tagged for nine hits and six earned runs in 3 1/3 innings, walking three, while Arizona’s Ian Kennedy gave up five runs and 10 hits in 4 1/3 innings of work.

GAME NOTEBOOK: The two teams combined for 30 hits. ... Arizona moved above the .500 mark for the first time since May 4. ... The Diamondbacks have recorded at least 10 hits in each of their last five games. ... Goldschmidt finished a single shy of the cycle. ... Maholm's home run was the second of his career, with the other coming as a member of the Pittsburgh Pirates in 2009.

Top Game Performances

Starting Pitchers
Chi. Cubs   Arizona
Paul Maholm Player Ian Kennedy
Loss W/L No Decision
3.1 IP 4.1
0 Strikeouts 2
9 Hits 10
16.20 ERA 10.38
Hitting
Chi. Cubs   Arizona
Starlin Castro Player Paul Goldschmidt
4 Hits 3
0 RBI 2
0 HR 1
4 TB 9
.800 Avg .600

Team Stats Summary

Team Hits HR TB Avg LOB K RBI BB SB Errors
Chi. Cubs 14 1 19 .350 21 7 5 1 0 1
Arizona 16 2 29 .390 21 6 10 3 1 0

Upcoming Games

  • Arizona will play their next game at home against Chi. Cubs. The Diamondbacks have a W/L % of .500 after a win and .514 after a loss.
  • Chi. Cubs will play their next game on the road against Arizona. The Cubs have a W/L % of .320 after a win and .348 after a loss.