It wasn’t a pretty game (not that many could see it anyway), but the Diamondbacks still managed to eek out a win in the series opener against the Cubs.
Chicago 3, Arizona 4
Arizona’s starting pitching had another strong outing. This time it was Zach Davies’ turn to shine. Davies experienced a four-batter, three-run hiccup in the top of the third, but his teammates picked him up in the bottom half. Davies then settled in and tossed zeroes for another 2 2⁄3 innings before giving way to Kyle Nelson and the bullpen. While Ian Kennedy had another adventurous night in the eighth, the bullpen kept things together and closed out the save.
Davies Leads Way in Series Opening Win
The 2021 Chicago Cubs are wondering where the heck this Zack Davies was when he was on their roster.
Davies Leads Way with Timely Support from Offense
Starting pitcher Zach Davies continued the run of Arizona starting pitcher excellence. But, a four-batter span in the third inning threatened to derail that. Thankfully for Davies and the Diamondbacks, Arizona’s bats came alive at just the right time (before going mostly silent again). After falling behind three in the top of the third, the heart of the Arizona order went to work righting the ship. After the inning was over. the game was tied again. Davies did not squander the opportunity.
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