Chi. Cubs 4, Arizona 2

Date - Monday, July 22, 2013 9:40 PM
Location - Chase Field
Temperature - Indoors
Umpires - Home Plate - Doug Eddings, First Base - Dana DeMuth, Second Base - Angel Hernandez, Third Base - Paul Nauert,
Attendance - 21288

Final Scoring Summary

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

Team Records

Team W/L Home Away Streak
Chi. Cubs 44-53 22-26 22-27 W1
Arizona 51-48 27-21 24-27 L1

Recap


Cubs 4, Diamondbacks 2:
Rookie Junior Lake went 4-for-5 with a homer and three RBIs while Dioner Navarro added a solo blast as visiting Chicago held off Arizona.

Chris Rusin (1-0) allowed two runs on two hits over five-plus innings in place of scheduled starter Matt Garza, who was traded to the Texas Rangers earlier in the day. Kevin Gregg worked the ninth to earn his 19th save as the Cubs ended a modest two-game slide.

Tyler Skaggs (2-2) was reached for three runs and seven hits in six innings as the Diamondbacks slipped into second place in the National League West, one-half game behind the Los Angeles Dodgers.

Navarro got the Cubs on the board in the second, when he turned on a 2-1 fastball from Skaggs and belted it into the stands in left-center. Lake got a 2-0 fastball from Skaggs with a man on in the fifth and drilled it into the second level in left-center, above the 413-foot sign for his first career homer.

The Cubs lifted Rusin after a double and a walk to open the sixth, and Blake Parker surrendered a sacrifice fly by Martin Prado and Paul Goldschmidt’s RBI single to trim the deficit to 3-2. Arizona left the bases loaded in the seventh and stranded Goldschmidt on third in the eighth before Lake’s RBI single in the ninth provided some insurance.

GAME NOTEBOOK: Chicago traded Garza in exchange for RHP Justin Grimm, prospects Mike Olt and C.J. Edwards and a player to be named. … Chicago SS Starlin Castro had two hits and is 6-for-10 over his last two games. … Arizona optioned LHP Eury De La Rosa to Triple-A Reno to make room for Skaggs, who was recalled before the game.

Top Game Performances

Starting Pitchers
Chi. Cubs   Arizona
Christopher Rusin Player Tyler Skaggs
Win W/L Loss
5.0 IP 6.0
4 Strikeouts 6
2 Hits 7
3.60 ERA 4.50
Hitting
Chi. Cubs   Arizona
Junior Lake Player Didi Gregorius
4 Hits 3
3 RBI 0
1 HR 0
7 TB 4
.800 Avg 1.000

Team Stats Summary

Team Hits HR TB Avg LOB K RBI BB SB Errors
Chi. Cubs 11 2 18 .314 15 8 4 2 0 0
Arizona 6 0 8 .194 15 7 2 4 1 0

Upcoming Games

  • Arizona will play their next game at home against Chi. Cubs. The Diamondbacks have a W/L % of .529 after a win and .500 after a loss.
  • Chi. Cubs will play their next game on the road against Arizona. The Cubs have a W/L % of .372 after a win and .519 after a loss.