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In the fifth, LaRoche pulled a Lilly pitch through a 27 mph wind for a solo shot that cleared the right-field bleachers and landed on Sheffield Avenue. It was his 13th career multihomer game.
LaRoche doubled off the center-field wall to drive home the first of seven runs in a seventh inning that made it 13-1. The inning also featured Johnson's three-run homer, Kennedy's sacrifice fly and RBI singles by Gillespie and Snyder.
NOTES: The five RBIs tied LaRoche's career high, last accomplished Sept. 17, 2008, when he was with Pittsburgh. ... The Diamondbacks are 53-36 against the Cubs since their inception in 1998, including 24-21 at Wrigley Field. ... Arizona is 8-0 when homering at least twice, 0-6 when failing to go deep. ... Diamondbacks RHP Daniel Stange made his major league debut, pitching a perfect ninth. ... Cubs SS Ryan Theriot, who singled home the team's first run, has a nine-game hitting streak that includes eight multi-hit games. ... Cubs No. 3 batter Derrek Lee has five hits in his last 49 at-bats.
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