Chicago Cubs drop fourth straight, fall 9-3 to D-backs


Miguel Montero hit an one-out double to clear the bases in the fifth inning and Paul Goldschmidt would add three RBIs as the Chicago Cubs fell 9-3 to the Diamondbacks Saturday night at Chase Field.

Cubs starter Travis Wood benefited from a 1-0 lead in the first after Starlin Castro knocked in a run, and got out of a jam in the bottom of the inning after 27 pitches.

Goldschmidt tied the game 1-1 in the third when he beat out a throw on a sacrifice fly and a tag at home by Welington Castillo.

Castillo would rebound in the the fourth with a lead off home run then Junior Lake tripled and scored on Mike Olt‘s sacrifice fly for a 3-1 Cubs lead.

Wood would walk his fourth D-back on the night to load the bases in the fifth before Montero doubled and Parra singled in a run for a 5-3 D-backs lead.

The Cubs offense was kept quite over the next three innings with D-backs starter Wade Miley retiring nine straight after giving up Lake’s triple.

Goldschmidt doubled and Mike Trumbo knocked in another run off Carlos Villanueva for a 7-3 lead in the 6th. Goldschmidt would add an insurance two-run homer off Zac Rosscup in the eight.

Wood (7-9) allowed seven runs, five earned, on eight hits while striking out three and walking four over five and one-third innings for the loss.

Miley (6-6) allowed three earned runs on seven hits, striking out seven and walking one over seven innings for the win.

The Cubs will look to avoid the sweep in the desert with Jake Arrieta (5-1) on the mound, who will be opposed by Josh Collmenter (7-5) at 3:10 p.m. CT on WGN.

Castro: 2-4, RBI
Castillo: 2-4, HR
Lake: 1-3, 3B, R
Olt: 0-3, SF RBI
Ruggiano: 1-4, R
Rizzo: 1-3, HBP
Barney: 2-4, 3B

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