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D-backs pitcher Wade Miley throws to a Cubs batter on his way to earning his seventh victory. In the third inning, he was hit with a batted ball in the right knee but remained in the game.
PHOENIX - Aaron Hill was held out of the starting lineup the past two games, a batting slump the main reason for his temporary benching.
Diamondbacks first baseman Paul Goldschmidt applies a late tag to the Cubs' Darwin Barney in the ninth inning at Chase Field. Barney went on to score an insurance run on a hit from rookie Junior Lake as Chicago hung on to hand Arizona its fourth loss in its last five games.
The Cubs' Dioner Navarro celebrates his home run in the second inning. The D-backs, on the other hand, are hitting just .194 in the past 10 games.
Cubs rookie Junior Lake rounds the bases after hitting a homer against D-backs starter Tyler Skaggs in the fifth.
PHOENIX - If their offense doesn't come around rather quickly, the Diamondbacks could find themselves in worse position than just second place in the National League West.
Patrick Corbin was upset after allowing a two-run homer to Chicago's Scott Hairston, but had enough to improve to 9-0.
CHICAGO - Patrick Corbin is finding ways to pile up victories without his best stuff.
WHEN: TODAY - Saturday, October 27, 2012
Marlon Byrd’s baseball story has several chapters and a little bit of everything.
Justin Upton and Aaron Hill exchange high-fives after Upton's booming two-run home run in the fifth inning, his 17th of season.
PHOENIX - Trevor Cahill threw a four-hitter in his third career complete game, Justin Upton drove in three runs and the Arizona Diamondbacks added to Chicago's futility in the NL West with an 8-2 victory over the Cubs on Saturday night.
• Dodgers 3, Rockies 0: In Los Angeles, Matt Kemp homered twice, Joe Blanton pitched shutout ball into the seventh inning and the Dodgers climbed within two games of St. Louis and the second NL wild-card spot with four games left.
D-backs pitcher Ian Kennedy delivers a pitch against the Cubs. He walked six, gave up three runs and four hits to earn the win.
PHOENIX - Justin Upton and Cody Ransom homered to power the Arizona Diamondbacks past the slumping Chicago Cubs 8-3 on Friday night.
Spirit Airlines is adding seasonal daily nonstop service between Phoenix-Mesa Gateway Airport and Chicago's O'Hare International Airport.
Alfonso Soriano is greeted at home plate by teammates Anthony Rizzo and David DeJesus after his three-run homer in the fifth inning.
CHICAGO - After four days off and then a nearly four-hour rain delay, Alfonso Soriano came out swinging.