Diamondbacks' Godley shuts down Cubs
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[August 03, 2017]
CHICAGO -- Right-hander Zack
Godley gave up three hits over six shutout innings as the Arizona
Diamondbacks beat the Chicago Cubs 3-0 on Wednesday at Wrigley
Godley (5-4) walked two and struck out five in a 96-pitch outing.
Diamondbacks third baseman Jake Lamb drove in all three runs, going
2-for-4 with two doubles.
The victory evened the series at a game apiece heading into the
It was the first shutout loss for the Cubs (57-49) since a 5-0
defeat at Cincinnati on June 30.
After managing just one hit through the first five innings, the
Diamondbacks (61-46) scored twice in the sixth after putting runners
at second and third with one out.
Lamb doubled down the right field line, scoring David Peralta and
A.J. Pollock to make it 2-0 and giving Arizona its first lead in the
Godley, who also tossed seven shutout innings in his previous outing
on July 27 against the Cardinals, was pulled for a pinch hitter with
two outs in the top of the seventh.
Cubs starter Jake Arrieta (10-8) gave up two runs (one earned) on
three hits in seven innings. He struck out eight and walked a pair.
Arizona made it 3-0 in the eighth as Lamb hit an RBI doubled to left
off left-handed reliever Justin Wilson, who was making his Cubs
Diamondbacks relievers Andrew Chafin and Archie Bradley each threw a
scoreless inning. Fernando Rodney worked a perfect nine-pitch ninth,
striking out two Cubs en route to his 23rd save.
Unlike the Cubs' 16-4 blowout win Tuesday, hits and runs were hard
to come by on Wednesday.
The Cubs had Kyle Schwarber at second with one out in
the bottom of the second, but he advanced no further. Ben Zobrist
reached scoring position in the third with two outs, but Schwarber
struck out to end the inning.
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Diamondbacks Zack Godley pitches agsint the Chicago Cubs during
their MLB game at Wrigley Field. Mandatory Credit: Jim Young-USA
Godley, acquired from the Cubs in a 2014 trade, was making his
second career start against his former team. He gave up six earned
runs in 3 2/3 inning pitched on Sept 4, 2015, at Wrigley Field.
Arrieta was looking for his third career victory in his sixth career
start against the Diamondbacks. He struck out 12 batters over five
innings in an eight-inning scoreless outing the last time he faced
Arizona on Sept. 5, 2015.
NOTES: The Diamondbacks faced a right-handed starter for the 14th
time in 15 games in Cubs starter Jake Arrieta. Now they will face
back-to-back lefties, the Cubs' Jose Quintana (Thursday) and the
Giants' Madison Bumgarner (Friday). ... The Diamondbacks send RHP
Zack Greinke (13-4, 2.84 ERA) against Quintana (2-1, 2.37 ERA) on
Thursday. ... C Alex Avila made his first Cubs start on Wednesday
since arriving in a trade with the Tigers. He spelled regular C
Willson Contreras, who entered as a sixth-inning pinch hitter.
Contreras has 16 home runs, which is second in the NL among
catchers. ... Cubs RF Jason Heyward went 0-for-3 on Wednesday and
remains four hits short of 1,000 for his career.
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