Chi. Cubs 7, Arizona 2

Boxscore | Recap
Sunday, September 30, 2012 4:10 PM
Location - Chase Field
Temperature - Indoors
Umpires - Home Plate - Dan Bellino, First Base - Jerry Layne, Second Base - Mike Estabrook, Third Base - Larry Vanover,
Attendance - 35535

Final Scoring Summary

Final 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 X R H E
Chi. Cubs 1 0 0 0 0 4 1 0 1 7 11 2
Arizona 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 6 3

Team Records

Team W/L Home Away Streak
Chi. Cubs 60-99 37-41 23-58 W1
Arizona 80-79 40-38 40-41 L1

Recap

Cubs 7, Diamondbacks 2: Bryan LaHair drove in two runs to highlight a four-run rally in the sixth as visiting Chicago snapped a seven-game losing streak and avoided a sweep.

Chris Rusin (2-3) worked five solid innings and Anthony Rizzo recorded three hits, an RBI and two runs scored for the Cubs, who were outscored 16-5 in the first two games of the series.

Cody Ransom delivered the lone RBI and rookie A.J. Pollock had a pair of hits for the Diamondbacks, who dropped to 80-79. Arizona will need to take two of three from Colorado this week to ensure back-to-back winning seasons.

Chicago was trailing, 2-1, in the sixth, when the Diamondbacks went to the bullpen. The Cubs loaded the bases on two hits and an error against Bryan Shaw (1-6) and cashed in two pitchers later, when Dave Sappelt singled in the tying run, Anthony Recker was hit by a pitch to force in the go-ahead run and LaHair capped the rally with a pinch-hit two-run single to right.

Only three of the runs for Chicago were earned, a result of three errors by the Diamondbacks. David DeJesus added a solo homer in the ninth to cap it for the Cubs.

GAME NOTEBOOK: Josh Collmenter allowed one run on six hits in five innings in the start for Arizona. … Chicago’s pitching staff had allowed at least five runs in each of the previous seven games. … The Cubs finish up with three games at Houston starting Monday while the Diamondbacks stay home to host Colorado in their final series.

Top Game Performances

Starting Pitchers
Chi. Cubs   Arizona
Christopher Rusin Player Josh Collmenter
Win W/L No Decision
5.0 IP 5.0
4 Strikeouts 2
3 Hits 6
1.80 ERA 1.80
Hitting
Chi. Cubs   Arizona
Anthony Rizzo Player A.J. Pollock
3 Hits 2
1 RBI 0
0 HR 0
5 TB 2
.600 Avg .500

Team Stats Summary

Team Hits HR TB Avg LOB K RBI BB SB Errors
Chi. Cubs 11 1 17 .297 16 4 6 1 0 2
Arizona 6 0 6 .182 17 9 1 3 0 3

Upcoming Games

  • Arizona will play their next game at home against Colorado. The Diamondbacks have a W/L % of .519 after a win and .487 after a loss.
  • Chi. Cubs will play their next game at home against Houston. The Cubs have a W/L % of .400 after a win and .364 after a loss.