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Wrigley Field played host to MLB’s first opportunity to honor Muhammad Ali as the Cubs held a moment of silence in honor of Ali, who died Friday at age 74, before Saturday’s game.
1. Jason Hammel (7-1) allowed one a hit, a 2-run homer, in seven innings of work in Saturday’s 5-3 victory over the Diamondbacks. Hammel erased the two runs he allowed with a two-out, two-run single off second base in the fourth inning to give the right-hander 7 RBI’s for the year.
2. D-Backs starter Edwin Escobar gave up four runs and five hits in 3 2/3 innings in his second career start.
3. Dexter Fowler started the scoring for the Cubs with his 17th career leadoff home run.
4. Anthony Rizzo tacked on an insurance run with a solo shot, his 13th of the season in the eighth inning. Giving Hector Rondon enough breathing room to record his 10th save of the season.
5. The Cubs improved to 39-15 on the year and have now won 10 of their last 11 games. Jake Arrieta takes the mound Sunday to close out the sweep and possible 9-1 home stand.
The Arizona Diamondbacks’ ugly-ass Project Runway reject road uniforms seem to break the spirit and concentration of their players every four innings or so. Defensive lapses in the fourth and eighth innings Saturday, as well as in the eighth inning Friday, did the D-Backs in both days.
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