Aramis Ramirez hit a two-run homer in the bottom of the fourth inning and Alfonso Soriano contributed his third home run of the season in the bottom of the seventh, but it wasn’t enough as the Chicago Cubs dropped the chance to sweep the Arizona Diamondbacks with a 6-4 loss on Wednesday afternoon.
On offense, the Cubs did pretty much what they were expected to do, but starting pitcher Ryan Dempster gave up five runs on 10 hits over the course of his seven innings and the defense didn’t help.
In the Cubs first game of the season that they made multiple errors, Soriano overran a ball to allow Chris Young to score on an error, catcher, Geovany Soto couldn’t reach a relay-throw in the fifth inning to give him an error and second baseman Blake Dewitt was unable to field a Gerardo Parra infield hit in the ninth to complete the Cubs’ three-error game.
The Diamondbacks were good in their own right, though, as Chris Young hit an RBI triple and an RBI double while Miguel Montero added a solo homer himself. Starting pitcher Armando Gallaraga picked up the win after pitching seven-and-a-third innings.
The Cubs will now go on the road to face the Milwaukee Brewers in a series that starts on Friday.