Wade Miley (6-6) went seven innings, allowing three runs and seven hits, striking out seven with one walk. He is 3-0 in his last four starts. The Diamondbacks tagged Cubs starter Travis Wood (7-9) for seven runs -- five earned -- on eight hits. He lost his third straight start.
For the second night in a row, the D-backs overcame an early deficit to beat the Cubs, clinching the three-game series with a 9-3 victory at Chase Field on Saturday. Down 3-1 in the fifth inning, the D-backs staged a four-run rally that gave them the lead for the first time in the game, which they maintained for the remaining four innings.
David Peralta has made a name for himself at the plate since being called up from Double-A Mobile on June 1. But with the D-backs' outfield getting more crowded, Peralta has been forced to show versatility with his glove.
The Arizona Diamondbacks might be sellers at the upcoming July 31 trade deadline, but at least one player will likely be staying put. According to the Fox Sport's Jon Morisi, the Detroit Tigers have inquired about the services of right-handed reliever Brad Ziegler only to be met with resistance on the other end.
The Diamondbacks raised eyebrows when they signed OliverPerez in early March, giving the rejuvenated yet still historically inconsistent left-hander a two-year contract to pitch out of their bullpen. But more than halfway through the season, it rates as the best move Diamondbacks General Manager Kevin Towers made all offseason.
The right-hander will make his first start following the break on Sunday against righty Josh Collmenter and the D-backs as the clubs wrap up the three-game weekend set. Arizona will be looking to complete the sweep over cellar-dwelling Chicago.