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Diamondbacks 9, Cubs 3

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PHOENIX -- The Arizona Diamondbacks' All-Stars shined on Saturday.

Miguel Montero hit a go-ahead, three-run double in the fifth and Paul Goldschmidt added a two-run homer, leading the Diamondbacks to a 9-3 victory over the Chicago Cubs.

Goldschmidt went 3 for 3 with three runs batted in. He also scored three runs and walked twice, raising his batting average to .314.

"When you're scoring multiple runs on at-bats, that's ideal," Diamondbacks manager Kirk Gibson said.

Wade Miley (6-6) went seven innings, allowing three runs and seven hits, striking out seven with one walk. He is 3-0 in his last four starts.

"Tried to make quality pitches and get ahead of guys," Miley said.

The Diamondbacks tagged Cubs starter Travis Wood (7-9) for seven runs -- five earned -- on eight hits. He lost his third straight start.

The Cubs have lost four in a row and 10 of 12.

"I threw a pitch that kind of sat there and he made me pay for it," Wood said of Montero's double. "That is what he is able to do."

The Cubs got a run to start the game on three straight singles with one out, the third hit coming from All-Star Starlin Castro to drive in Justin Ruggiano.

If not for a leaping catch at the wall in dead center field by the Diamondbacks' Ender Inciarte, the Cubs might have added on more runs. Welington Castillo's long fly ball looked like it would bounce off the wall for extra bases, but Inciarte tracked it down for the second out of the inning and Miley got out of the inning without further damage.

"You go back and look at games, how they're won and lost, that's one of those plays you look at," Gibson said. "That's one of the things he can do and he did a heck of a job for us."

Goldschmidt scored on Montero's single with help from an error on the play, hustling around third after Cubs center fielder Arismendy Alcantara bobbled the ball. His throw beat Goldschmidt to home plate, but Goldschmidt avoided the lunging tag from Castillo and scored to tie it at 1.

Alcantara, 22, was making just his second start in center field after only seven big league games.

"I was thinking of sliding straight in, but I could tell the way the catcher moved that if I slid straight, I was just going to slide right into his glove," Goldschmidt said. "Just tried to go around him and fortunately was able to do that."

The Cubs plated a pair of fourth-inning runs. Castillo hit a line-drive home run into the seats in left field to lead off the inning, and Junior Lake legged out a triple into the left-field corner and scored on a sacrifice fly from Mike Olt.

The Diamondbacks made it 7-3 in the sixth inning thanks to an RBI double from Goldschmidt and a dribbler up the third-base line from Mark Trumbo that went for an infield hit.

Arizona improved to 10-3 in the last 13 games against Chicago.

"We had a play here and there that made the game open up, but we just weren't able to grind it out and put runs across," Cubs manager Rick Renteria said.

Diamondbacks right fielder Cody Ross left the game with left calf tightness after singling to lead off the bottom of the second inning. He was replaced before the top of the third by Gerardo Parra.

Gibson said it might have been a cramp for Ross and that he seems OK.

Notes

The Cubs played their 54th road game of the season, the most of any team in the majors. The New York Yankees came in tied with Chicago at 53 road games but were at home to face Cincinnati on Saturday. ... Diamondbacks SS Chris Owings is shut down for three days, Gibson said, due to left shoulder soreness. Owings has been on the disabled list since June 29. ... OF Jordan Pacheco (right shoulder soreness) continues his rehab assignment with the rookie league Diamondbacks on Sunday. He's been hitting and playing games at playing at second base and designated hitter. ... Arizona shortstop Nick Ahmed's double in the sixth inning was the first of his big league career.

 
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Players of the Game
Chicago

W. Castillo
AB 4
R 1
H 2
HR 1
RBI 1
Arizona

P. Goldschmidt
AB 3
R 3
H 3
HR 1
RBI 3
 

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Chicago (N.L.) Cubs
HittersABRHRBIBBSOLOBAVGSLGOBP
Arismendy Alcantara, CF5000033.290.548.324
Justin Ruggiano, RF4110012.286.441.356
Anthony Rizzo, 1B3010010.278.514.383
Starlin Castro, SS4021011.276.437.327
Welington Castillo, C4121001.236.384.291
Junior Lake, LF3110002.219.385.246
   Carlos Villanueva, P0000000.000.000.000
   a-Nate Schierholtz, PH1000001.202.312.248
   Zac Rosscup, P0000000.000.000.000
Mike Olt, 3B3001020.142.361.226
Darwin Barney, 2B4020000.230.328.265
Travis Wood, P2010010.243.459.282
   Chris Coghlan, LF1000101.273.468.354
Totals34310319    
a-grounded into a double play for Villanueva in the 8th
Batting
3B - Junior Lake (3, Miley), Darwin Barney (2, Perez)
HR - Welington Castillo (7, Miley)
SF - Mike Olt (4)
RBI - Starlin Castro (53), Welington Castillo (28), Mike Olt (30)
PK - Travis Wood (1, Miley)
Team LOB - 7
Fielding
E - Arismendy Alcantara (1, Misplayed grounder), Mike Olt (6, Throwing)
Chicago (N.L.) Cubs
PitchersIPHRERBBSOHRERA
Travis Wood (L,7-9) 5.1875430 5.12
Carlos Villanueva 1.2200010 5.98
Zac Rosscup 1222031 7.50
Pitches-Strikes - Travis Wood 98-63, Carlos Villanueva 21-14, Zac Rosscup 25-15
Ground Balls-Fly Balls - Travis Wood 3-10, Carlos Villanueva 2-2
Batters Faced - Travis Wood 28, Carlos Villanueva 7, Zac Rosscup 5
Arizona Diamondbacks
HittersABRHRBIBBSOLOBAVGSLGOBP
Ender Inciarte, CF4210031.235.276.266
Aaron Hill, 2B4220102.244.366.279
Paul Goldschmidt, 1B3333200.314.570.408
Mark Trumbo, LF5011015.202.444.248
Miguel Montero, C3123102.266.420.347
Martin Prado, 3B4000005.274.367.320
Cody Ross, RF1010000.233.302.282
   Gerardo Parra, RF3011000.254.353.301
Nick Ahmed, SS4110011.233.267.233
Wade Miley, P2000011.154.154.195
   Evan Marshall, P0000000.000.000.000
   a-Nick Evans, PH1000010.200.450.200
   Oliver Perez, P0000000.000.000.000
Totals34912847    
a-struck out for Marshall in the 8th
Batting
2B - Ender Inciarte (4, Wood), Aaron Hill (18, Rosscup), Paul Goldschmidt (37, Villanueva), Miguel Montero (15, Wood), Nick Ahmed (1, Wood)
HR - Paul Goldschmidt (18, Rosscup)
SH - Ender Inciarte (4), Wade Miley (6)
RBI - Paul Goldschmidt 3 (65), Mark Trumbo (20), Miguel Montero 3 (55), Gerardo Parra (28)
2-OUT RBI - Paul Goldschmidt 3 (15), Mark Trumbo (10), Gerardo Parra (11)
CS - Gerardo Parra (5, 2nd base by Wood/Castillo)
Team LOB - 7
Fielding
DP - Ahmed-Hill-Goldschmidt
Arizona Diamondbacks
PitchersIPHRERBBSOHRERA
Wade Miley (W,6-6) 7733171 4.16
Evan Marshall 1200010 3.28
Oliver Perez 1100010 2.00
HBP - Rizzo (by Wade Miley)
Pitches-Strikes - Wade Miley 95-61, Evan Marshall 11-8, Oliver Perez 15-12
Ground Balls-Fly Balls - Wade Miley 8-5, Evan Marshall 1-0, Oliver Perez 1-1
Batters Faced - Wade Miley 29, Evan Marshall 4, Oliver Perez 4
Game Information
Attendance - 32528
Game Time - 2:55
Temperature - 79
Umpires - Home - Jim Joyce, First Base - Stuart Scheurwater, Second Base - Doug Eddings, Third Base - Cory Blaser