Flores helps Diamondbacks beat Cubs 8-3 for 5th straight win

PHOENIX (AP) The Arizona Diamondbacks are rolling along quite nicely.

Wilmer Flores and Adam Jones led the way Friday night.

Flores drove in three runs, helping Arizona beat the Chicago Cubs 8-3 for its season-high fifth straight victory.

Jones added three hits and two RBIs as Arizona won for the 10th time in 12 games overall. Nick Ahmed hit a two-run triple in the Diamondbacks' three-run fifth inning.

''Once we were aggressive, we just put the ball in play and found some holes,'' Jones said. ''We've just been grinding. Passing the baton and trying to have good at-bats. It's just a matter of playing together and pushing the guy in front of you.''

Kris Bryant and Javier Baez homered for Chicago, and Albert Almora Jr. matched a career-high with four hits. But the Cubs were unable to overcome another shaky performance by Kyle Hendricks, who was coming off his best start of the season.

The Diamondbacks jumped on Hendricks (1-4) for three runs in the first. Jones singled in Ketel Marte, and Flores drove in two more when he rolled a single through the right side with two out.

Bryant responded with a two-run shot in the third for his first homer since opening day. Bryant's two-out drive left the park in a hurry, hitting a digital sign board in left-center on the fly.

Baez's team-leading ninth homer trimmed Arizona's lead to 4-3 in the fourth. But the Diamondbacks broke it open in the fifth on Flores' RBI single and Ahmed's first triple of the season.

''That was the big thing. Two outs, nobody on, three runs in that fifth. That hurt,'' Cubs manager Joe Maddon said. ''That falls under the category of that's baseball, especially in a place like this. It is kind of a `Coors (Field) light.'''

Six of Arizona's runs came with two out.

''Those are add-on runs, tack-on runs,'' Diamondbacks manager Torey Lovullo said. ''We didn't shut down. It shines a little brighter when there's two outs.''

Arizona left-hander Robbie Ray (1-1) allowed three runs and five hits in five innings. Matt Andriese pitched three innings for his first save since Aug. 28, 2017, with Tampa Bay.

''We've got some really hot guys right now,'' Ray said of his run support. ''It's fun to watch.''

Hendricks (1-4) was charged with seven runs and 10 hits in five innings. The righty struck out 11 in seven scoreless innings in his previous start against the Diamondbacks on April 19.

Hendricks has pitched more than five innings only once in five starts this season.

''Guys were making good plays behind me. We were battling back,'' Hendricks said. ''I just couldn't go out and get a shutdown inning. Not good overall. I didn't give us a chance to win at all.''

WORTH NOTING

David Peralta had two hits for Arizona, including his 13th double. Peralta passed Paul Goldschmidt in 2014 for the most doubles in franchise history in the opening month of the season.

PITCHING IN

The Cubs promoted right-hander Dillon Maples from Triple-A Iowa. Maples takes the roster spot of left-hander Randy Rosario, who was sent down after Thursday's game.

Maples worked one inning against the Diamondbacks, walking the first two batters before striking out the side.

GRAND OPENING

Maddon said his Chicago restaurant, Maddon's Post, will open on May 14. The Wrigleyville restaurant will serve Polish and Italian cuisine.

TRAINER'S ROOM

Cubs: LHP Mike Montgomery (back injury) is scheduled for a rehab start for Iowa on Saturday.

UP NEXT

Cubs: RHP Yu Darvish (1-3, 5.96 ERA) gets the ball on Saturday for his sixth start of the season. He pitched five innings of three-run ball in a 6-0 loss to the Diamondbacks in his previous start last Saturday.

Diamondbacks: RHP Zack Godley (1-1, 6.67 ERA) has a streak of three straight no-decisions.

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  • W: R. Ray (1-1)L: K. Hendricks (1-4)S: M. Andriese (1)
  • HR: CHC - J. Baez (9), K. Bryant (2)
PLAYERS OF THE GAME
HITTERSABRHRBIHRBBSOLOBAVGOBPSLGOPSFPTS
A. Almora CF51400012.246.313.311.6255.5
K. Bryant LF-RF31121112.235.369.400.7697.5
A. Rizzo 1B40000003.198.349.395.7440.0
J. Baez SS41211011.327.358.6731.0326.5
W. Contreras C40000021.286.425.6141.040-1.0
D. Bote 3B30000110.280.379.440.8190.5
B. Zobrist 2B40000011.217.304.217.521-0.5
M. Zagunis RF20000010.259.259.370.630-0.5
a- K. Schwarber PH-LF20100000.208.269.361.6301.0
K. Hendricks P20000020.100.182.100.282-1.0
D. Maples P0000-000.000.000.000.000-
b- D. Descalso PH10000000.286.366.413.7790.0
T. Chatwood P0000-000.000.000.000.000-
A. Webster P0000-000.000.000.000.000-
c- J. Heyward PH00000100.328.447.5671.0141.0
  • a-flied out for Zagunis in the 7th
  • b-grounded out for Maples in the 7th
  • c-walked for Webster in the 9th
HITTERSABRHRBIHRBBSOLOBAVGOBPSLGOPSFPTS
K. Marte CF-2B31100201.252.297.485.7834.0
I. Vargas 3B52100014.211.211.368.5795.5
D. Peralta LF51210023.333.368.550.9174.0
A. Jones RF52320013.317.378.554.9337.5
C. Walker 1B41000104.326.388.6631.0512.0
W. Flores 2B31230111.222.278.278.5566.5
J. Dyson PR-CF00000000.333.418.544.9620.0
N. Ahmed SS30120101.270.306.430.7366.0
C. Kelly C40100013.200.234.333.5671.5
R. Ray P20000001.000.000.000.0000.0
Y. Lopez P0000-000.000.000.000.000-
a- B. Swihart PH00000100.194.275.306.5811.0
M. Andriese P10000002.000.000.000.0000.0
  • a-walked for Lopez in the 6th
BATTING
  • 2B - A. Almora
  • HR - K. Bryant (2), J. Baez (9)
  • RBI - K. Bryant 2 (10), J. Baez (22)
  • 2-Out RBI - K. Bryant 2 (6)
  • Runners left in scoring position, 2-Out - A. Almora 2 (2), K. Bryant, A. Rizzo 2 (2), J. Baez, B. Zobrist
BATTING
  • 2B - I. Vargas (3), D. Peralta (13), A. Jones (9), C. Kelly (6)
  • 3B - N. Ahmed
  • RBI - D. Peralta (18), A. Jones 2 (18), W. Flores 3 (5), N. Ahmed 2 (13)
  • 2-Out RBI - A. Jones (8), W. Flores 3 (3), N. Ahmed 2 (4)
  • Runners left in scoring position, 2-Out - K. Marte, A. Jones 2 (2), C. Walker, W. Flores, N. Ahmed, C. Kelly, M. Andriese 2 (2)
BASERUNNING
  • SB - I. Vargas
FIELDING
  • DP - (Andriese-Marte-Walker)
PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
K. Hendricks (L, 1-4)5.010771305.331.78-6.5
D. Maples1.00002300.002.002.5
T. Chatwood1.00002002.771.311.0
A. Webster1.01111005.401.950.0
PITCHERSIP
K. Hendricks (L, 1-4)5.0
D. Maples1.0
T. Chatwood1.0
A. Webster1.0
PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
R. Ray (W, 1-1)5.05331724.181.2416.5
Y. Lopez1.00001000.870.972.0
M. Andriese (S, 1)3.03001303.241.2013.5
PITCHERSIP
R. Ray (W, 1-1)5.0
Y. Lopez1.0
M. Andriese (S, 1)3.0
PITCHING
  • WP - T. Chatwood (2), A. Webster (2)
  • Pitches-Strikes - K. Hendricks 85-64, D. Maples 23-13, T. Chatwood 27-14, A. Webster 17-11
  • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - K. Hendricks 7-5, T. Chatwood 2-1, A. Webster 2-1
  • Batters Faced - K. Hendricks 26, D. Maples 5, T. Chatwood 5, A. Webster 5
PITCHING
  • WP - M. Andriese (5)
  • Pitches-Strikes - R. Ray 94-55, Y. Lopez 12-7, M. Andriese 43-26
  • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - R. Ray 6-2, Y. Lopez 2-1, M. Andriese 2-3
  • Batters Faced - R. Ray 21, Y. Lopez 4, M. Andriese 12
PLAYERS OF THE GAME
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HITTERSABRHRBIHRBBSOLOBAVGOBPSLGOPSFPTS
A. Almora CF51400012.246.313.311.6255.5
K. Bryant LF-RF31121112.235.369.400.7697.5
A. Rizzo 1B40000003.198.349.395.7440.0
J. Baez SS41211011.327.358.6731.0326.5
W. Contreras C40000021.286.425.6141.040-1.0
D. Bote 3B30000110.280.379.440.8190.5
B. Zobrist 2B40000011.217.304.217.521-0.5
M. Zagunis RF20000010.259.259.370.630-0.5
a- K. Schwarber PH-LF20100000.208.269.361.6301.0
K. Hendricks P20000020.100.182.100.282-1.0
D. Maples P0000-000.000.000.000.000-
b- D. Descalso PH10000000.286.366.413.7790.0
T. Chatwood P0000-000.000.000.000.000-
A. Webster P0000-000.000.000.000.000-
c- J. Heyward PH00000100.328.447.5671.0141.0
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  • a-flied out for Zagunis in the 7th
  • b-grounded out for Maples in the 7th
  • c-walked for Webster in the 9th
HITTERSABRHRBIHRBBSOLOBAVGOBPSLGOPSFPTS
K. Marte CF-2B31100201.252.297.485.7834.0
I. Vargas 3B52100014.211.211.368.5795.5
D. Peralta LF51210023.333.368.550.9174.0
A. Jones RF52320013.317.378.554.9337.5
C. Walker 1B41000104.326.388.6631.0512.0
W. Flores 2B31230111.222.278.278.5566.5
J. Dyson PR-CF00000000.333.418.544.9620.0
N. Ahmed SS30120101.270.306.430.7366.0
C. Kelly C40100013.200.234.333.5671.5
R. Ray P20000001.000.000.000.0000.0
Y. Lopez P0000-000.000.000.000.000-
a- B. Swihart PH00000100.194.275.306.5811.0
M. Andriese P10000002.000.000.000.0000.0
Total35811806623-----
  • a-walked for Lopez in the 6th
BATTING
  • 2B - A. Almora
  • HR - K. Bryant (2), J. Baez (9)
  • RBI - K. Bryant 2 (10), J. Baez (22)
  • 2-Out RBI - K. Bryant 2 (6)
  • Runners left in scoring position, 2-Out - A. Almora 2 (2), K. Bryant, A. Rizzo 2 (2), J. Baez, B. Zobrist
BATTING
  • 2B - I. Vargas (3), D. Peralta (13), A. Jones (9), C. Kelly (6)
  • 3B - N. Ahmed
  • RBI - D. Peralta (18), A. Jones 2 (18), W. Flores 3 (5), N. Ahmed 2 (13)
  • 2-Out RBI - A. Jones (8), W. Flores 3 (3), N. Ahmed 2 (4)
  • Runners left in scoring position, 2-Out - K. Marte, A. Jones 2 (2), C. Walker, W. Flores, N. Ahmed, C. Kelly, M. Andriese 2 (2)
BASERUNNING
  • SB - I. Vargas
FIELDING
  • DP - (Andriese-Marte-Walker)
PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
K. Hendricks (L, 1-4)5.010771305.331.78-6.5
D. Maples1.00002300.002.002.5
T. Chatwood1.00002002.771.311.0
A. Webster1.01111005.401.950.0
Total8.01188660---
PITCHERSIP
K. Hendricks (L, 1-4)5.0
D. Maples1.0
T. Chatwood1.0
A. Webster1.0
Total8.0
PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
R. Ray (W, 1-1)5.05331724.181.2416.5
Y. Lopez1.00001000.870.972.0
M. Andriese (S, 1)3.03001303.241.2013.5
Total9.08333102---
PITCHERSIP
R. Ray (W, 1-1)5.0
Y. Lopez1.0
M. Andriese (S, 1)3.0
Total9.0
PITCHING
  • WP - T. Chatwood (2), A. Webster (2)
  • Pitches-Strikes - K. Hendricks 85-64, D. Maples 23-13, T. Chatwood 27-14, A. Webster 17-11
  • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - K. Hendricks 7-5, T. Chatwood 2-1, A. Webster 2-1
  • Batters Faced - K. Hendricks 26, D. Maples 5, T. Chatwood 5, A. Webster 5
PITCHING
  • WP - M. Andriese (5)
  • Pitches-Strikes - R. Ray 94-55, Y. Lopez 12-7, M. Andriese 43-26
  • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - R. Ray 6-2, Y. Lopez 2-1, M. Andriese 2-3
  • Batters Faced - R. Ray 21, Y. Lopez 4, M. Andriese 12
  • 8TH INNING
    Jones doubled to deep right center, Vargas scored38
  • 5TH INNING
    Ahmed tripled to deep right, Walker and Flores scored37
    Flores singled to center, Jones scored, Walker to second35
  • 4TH INNING
    Baez homered to left center34
  • 3RD INNING
    Peralta doubled to deep right, Vargas scored24
    Bryant homered to left center, Almora scored23
  • 1ST INNING
    Flores singled to right center, Peralta and Jones scored03
    Jones singled to left, Marte scored, Peralta to third, Jones to second01
  • 9TH INNING
    • M. Andriese Pitching:
    • D. Bote: Ball, Foul, Bote fouled out to first
    • B. Zobrist: Strike swinging, Foul, Ball, Strike swinging, Zobrist struck out swinging
    • K. Schwarber: Foul, Schwarber singled to right center
    • Jason Heyward hit for Allen Webster
    • J. Heyward: Ball, Schwarber to second on fielder's indifference, Strike looking, Ball, Schwarber to third on wild pitch, Ball, Ball, Heyward walked
    • A. Almora: Ball, Heyward to second on fielder's indifference, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Foul, Strike looking, Almora struck out looking
    • Middle of the 9th (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
  • 8TH INNING
    • M. Andriese Pitching:
    • A. Rizzo: Ball, Ball, Rizzo lined out to center
    • J. Baez: Baez singled to center
    • W. Contreras: Ball, Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Contreras grounded into double play pitcher to second to first, Baez out at second
    • Middle of the 8th (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
    • Allen Webster relieved Tyler Chatwood
    • K. Marte: Ball, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Marte walked
    • I. Vargas: Strike looking, Vargas reached on fielder's choice to second, Marte out at second
    • D. Peralta: Foul, Peralta fouled out to third
    • A. Jones: Ball, Strike swinging, Vargas stole second, Jones doubled to deep right center, Vargas scored
    • C. Walker: Ball, Jones to third on wild pitch, Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Walker grounded out to third
    • End of the 8th (1 Run, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
  • 7TH INNING
    • Matt Andriese pitching
    • Kyle Schwarber hit for Mark Zagunis
    • K. Schwarber: Strike looking, Strike swinging, Schwarber flied out to left
    • Daniel Descalso hit for Dillon Maples
    • D. Descalso: Ball, Strike swinging, Ball, Descalso grounded out to shortstop
    • A. Almora: Ball, Almora doubled to left center
    • K. Bryant: Strike looking, Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Strike swinging, Bryant struck out swinging
    • Middle of the 7th (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
    • Tyler Chatwood pitching
    • C. Walker: Foul, Walker grounded out to second
    • W. Flores: Ball, Ball, Foul, Ball, Ball, Flores walked
    • N. Ahmed: Ball, Strike swinging, Ball, Foul, Foul, Ball, Foul, Ball, Ahmed walked, Flores to second
    • Jarrod Dyson ran for Wilmer Flores
    • C. Kelly: Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Ball, Ball, Dyson to third, Ahmed to second on wild pitch, Kelly lined out to second
    • M. Andriese: Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Andriese grounded out to second
    • End of the 7th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
  • 6TH INNING
    • Yoan Lopez relieved Robbie Ray
    • J. Baez: Strike swinging, Ball, Baez lined out to second
    • W. Contreras: Strike looking, Foul, Contreras grounded out to third
    • D. Bote: Ball, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Bote walked
    • B. Zobrist: Zobrist grounded out to second
    • Middle of the 6th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
    • Dillon Maples relieved Kyle Hendricks
    • Blake Swihart hit for Yoan Lopez
    • B. Swihart: Ball, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Swihart walked
    • K. Marte: Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Ball, Marte walked, Swihart to second
    • I. Vargas: Strike looking, Foul, Strike swinging, Vargas struck out swinging
    • D. Peralta: Strike looking, Strike looking, Foul, Strike swinging, Peralta struck out swinging
    • A. Jones: Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Strike swinging, Strike looking, Jones struck out looking
    • End of the 6th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
  • 5TH INNING
    • R. Ray Pitching:
    • M. Zagunis: Foul, Strike swinging, Ball, Ball, Zagunis grounded out to third
    • K. Hendricks: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Foul, Strike looking, Hendricks struck out looking
    • A. Almora: Almora singled to deep left
    • K. Bryant: Pickoff attempt, Ball, Ball, Ball, Ball, Bryant walked, Almora to second
    • A. Rizzo: Ball, Foul, Foul, Rizzo lined out to center
    • Middle of the 5th (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
    • K. Hendricks Pitching:
    • I. Vargas: Ball, Vargas lined out to shortstop
    • D. Peralta: Strike swinging, Foul, Foul, Ball, Foul, Strike looking, Peralta struck out looking
    • A. Jones: Foul, Ball, Jones singled to left
    • C. Walker: Ball, Ball, Ball, Ball, Walker walked, Jones to second
    • W. Flores: Strike looking, Flores singled to center, Jones scored, Walker to second
    • N. Ahmed: Ahmed tripled to deep right, Walker and Flores scored
    • C. Kelly: Foul, Strike looking, Ball, Strike swinging, Kelly struck out swinging
    • End of the 5th (3 Runs, 3 Hits, 0 Errors)
  • 4TH INNING
    • R. Ray Pitching:
    • J. Baez: Ball, Baez homered to left center
    • W. Contreras: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Strike swinging, Ball, Foul, Strike swinging, Contreras struck out swinging
    • D. Bote: Strike looking, Strike swinging, Bote grounded out to shortstop
    • B. Zobrist: Ball, Strike looking, Zobrist grounded out to second
    • Middle of the 4th (1 Run, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
    • K. Hendricks Pitching:
    • N. Ahmed: Strike looking, Strike swinging, Foul, Ball, Foul, Ahmed grounded out to second
    • C. Kelly: Strike looking, Foul, Kelly doubled to deep left
    • R. Ray: Foul, Ray grounded out to second, Kelly to third
    • K. Marte: Ball, Foul, Marte flied out to center
    • End of the 4th (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
  • 3RD INNING
    • R. Ray Pitching:
    • M. Zagunis: Strike looking, Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Strike swinging, Zagunis struck out swinging
    • K. Hendricks: Strike looking, Strike swinging, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Hendricks struck out looking
    • A. Almora: Ball, Strike looking, Almora singled to left center
    • K. Bryant: Ball, Strike swinging, Foul, Ball, Ball, Bryant homered to left center, Almora scored
    • A. Rizzo: Strike looking, Strike swinging, Ball, Rizzo grounded out to first
    • Middle of the 3rd (2 Runs, 2 Hits, 0 Errors)
    • K. Hendricks Pitching:
    • I. Vargas: Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Vargas doubled to deep left
    • D. Peralta: Strike looking, Peralta doubled to deep right, Vargas scored
    • A. Jones: Strike looking, Foul, Foul, Jones flied out to center
    • C. Walker: Foul, Walker grounded out to third
    • W. Flores: Strike looking, Strike looking, Strike swinging, Flores struck out swinging
    • End of the 3rd (1 Run, 2 Hits, 0 Errors)
  • 2ND INNING
    • R. Ray Pitching:
    • W. Contreras: Ball, Strike looking, Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Contreras struck out swinging
    • D. Bote: Ball, Strike swinging, Ball, Foul, Strike looking, Bote struck out looking
    • B. Zobrist: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Strike swinging, Zobrist flied out to deep center
    • Middle of the 2nd (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
    • K. Hendricks Pitching:
    • C. Kelly: Ball, Strike looking, Strike looking, Kelly grounded out to third
    • R. Ray: Strike looking, Foul, Ray grounded out to shortstop
    • K. Marte: Ball, Ball, Marte grounded out to second
    • End of the 2nd (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
  • 1ST INNING
    • R. Ray Pitching:
    • A. Almora: Ball, Foul, Ball, Almora singled to left
    • K. Bryant: Strike looking, Ball, Pickoff attempt, Ball, Ball, Strike swinging, Bryant grounded out to third, Almora to second
    • A. Rizzo: Ball, Ball, Ball, Foul, Rizzo grounded out to first, Almora to third
    • J. Baez: Ball, Foul, Ball, Strike swinging, Ball, Foul, Strike swinging, Baez struck out swinging
    • Middle of the 1st (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
    • K. Hendricks Pitching:
    • K. Marte: Strike swinging, Foul, Marte singled to right center
    • I. Vargas: Pickoff attempt, Strike looking, Pickoff attempt, Vargas lined out to center
    • D. Peralta: Foul, Peralta singled to right, Marte to second
    • A. Jones: Foul, Foul, Ball, Ball, Jones singled to left, Marte scored, Peralta to third, Jones to second
    • C. Walker: Ball, Pickoff attempt to third, Ball, Foul, Foul, Walker popped out to second
    • W. Flores: Strike looking, Flores singled to right center, Peralta and Jones scored
    • N. Ahmed: Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Ahmed reached on fielder's choice to second, Flores out at second
    • End of the 1st (3 Runs, 4 Hits, 0 Errors)