The Cubs got a big game from Jason Hammel both on the mound and at the plate to win 5-3.
The Diamondbacks took a 2-0 off of a Lamb two run home run in the top of the first. The Cubs came back with a Dexter Fowler home run in the bottom of the first to make it 2-1. The Cubs then got 3 runs in the 4th off of a Soler RBI double and Hammel 2 RBI single to make it 4-2. The Diamondbacks got one run in the eighth with a Tomás homer but Rizzo got a home run in the bottom of the eighth to make it 5-3.
Hammel got the win going 6 innings giving up 2 runs on 1 hit and striking out 6. Hammel is now 7-1 on the season. Escobar took the loss going 3 and 2/3 innings giving up 4 runs on 3 hits.
The Cubs look for the sweep today at 1:20.