CUBS 7, DIAMONDBACKS 4
at Mesa, Ariz.
Thursday, March 29
Diamondbacks at the plate:
Miguel Montero hit a two-run double in the first and Matt Erickson doubled and scored on Rich Thompson's single in the second. Mark Reynolds tied the game at 4 with an RBI double in the fifth.
Cubs at the plate:
Micah Hoffpauir hit a three-run, tie-breaking homer with two outs in the seventh. In the second, Tyler Colvin hit an RBI single; and Matt Murton had two hits, including a RBI double in the third. The Cubs added two runs in the fourth, taking advantage of a throwing error by pitcher Doug Davis.
Diamondbacks on the mound:
Davis gave up four runs on nine hits and one walk over five innings while striking out five.
Cubs on the mound:
Starter Wade Miller, who won the fifth starter job, gave up three runs on three hits and one walk over three innings while striking out two.
Cactus League records:
Diamondbacks 18-11; Cubs 16-12-2.
The game drew a record crowd of 12,917, topping the old mark of 12,903 set March 4 when the Cubs played host to the White Sox at HoHoKam Park.
The Diamondbacks play the San Diego Padres in Peoria on Friday, sending Edgar Gonzalez against Chris Young.
Carrie Muskat is a reporter for MLB.com. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.