Fans may have been hoping for a cleaner game to celebrate the one hundredth anniversary of Wrigley Field's first game, but the Cubs and Diamondbacks were both guilty of some sloppy play this afternoon. Fortunately for the visitors, it was enough to swing things around in Arizona's favor.
Wade Miley threw a lot of pitches in the first four innings, but at least managed to keep the Cubs off the scoreboard, clinging to a slim 1-0 lead, earned in the second on a fielder's choice by Chris Owings that the Cubs couldn't manage to turn into a double play. But that slipped away in the fifth inning, where an errant throw by Paul Goldschmidt on a Darwin Barney bunt kept the inning alive and let the Cubs bring in three runs, two of them unearned. Miley faced two batters in the sixth, walking the first and giving up a home run to the second before being pulled to end his outing.
The Diamondbacks bats were moving, but they couldn't string too much together until the top of the ninth inning, coming in down by three. With the bases loaded and one out, Martin Prado got a lucky ricochet as a ball up the middle hit off second base and scored two. One out later, and Miguel Montero lined a single to center to tie the game. An Aaron Hill triple gave the Diamondbacks a 7-5 lead. A 1-2-3 inning from Addison Reed and gave Arizona the win.