Arizona 5, Chi. Cubs 1

Boxscore | Recap
Sunday, June 24, 2012 4:10 PM
Location - Chase Field
Temperature - Indoors
Umpires - Home Plate - Scott Barry, First Base - Jerry Meals, Second Base - Gary Darling, Third Base - Paul Emmel,
Attendance - 33448

Final Scoring Summary

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

Team Records

Team W/L Home Away Streak
Chi. Cubs 24-48 14-19 10-29 L4
Arizona 37-35 20-17 17-18 W4

Recap


Diamondbacks 5, Cubs 1: Rookie Wade Miley scattered three hits over eight solid innings and Justin Upton continued his sizzling homestand by driving in three runs as Arizona capped its first three-game sweep of Chicago in nearly 11 years.

Jason Kubel homered for the third time in four contests and Aaron Hill added an RBI single for the Diamondbacks, who secured their first sweep of the Cubs since Aug. 17-19, 2001.

Miley (9-3) yielded Darwin Barney's leadoff single in the third inning before retiring the next 14 batters. Alfonso Soriano snapped that stretch with his 14th homer in the seventh, but Kubel answered with his 10th blast leading off the bottom of the frame.

Upton opened the scoring in the first inning by depositing a curveball from Matt Garza (3-6) into shallow left-center field for an RBI single. Upton then capped the scoring with a two-run single in the eighth for his 10th and 11th RBIs of the six-game homestand.

Hill extended his home hitting streak to 16 games with a run-scoring single in the sixth inning. After ripping a two-out triple, Gerardo Parra scored for the second time in the contest.

J.J. Putz struck out a pair in the ninth inning to help hand the Cubs their fourth straight loss and 28th in 37 games.

Garza suffered his fifth loss in six games after permitting three runs on five hits in seven innings.

GAME NOTEBOOK: Arizona, which scored 51 runs on its six-game homestand, will travel to the Peach State to face Atlanta in a three-game set. ... Chicago will host the New York Mets in a three-game series, beginning on Monday. ... The Cubs fell to a league-worst 3-16 against left-handed starters this season.

Top Game Performances

Starting Pitchers
Chi. Cubs   Arizona
Matt Garza Player Wade Miley
Loss W/L Win
7.0 IP 8.0
7 Strikeouts 7
5 Hits 3
3.86 ERA 1.12
Hitting
Chi. Cubs   Arizona
Darwin Barney Player Aaron Hill
2 Hits 2
0 RBI 1
0 HR 0
3 TB 2
.667 Avg .500

Team Stats Summary

Team Hits HR TB Avg LOB K RBI BB SB Errors
Chi. Cubs 4 1 8 .129 14 9 1 2 1 1
Arizona 7 1 12 .233 10 8 5 2 0 0

Upcoming Games

  • Arizona will play their next game on the road against Atlanta. The Diamondbacks have a W/L % of .514 after a win and .514 after a loss.
  • Chi. Cubs will play their next game at home against NY Mets. The Cubs have a W/L % of .320 after a win and .340 after a loss.