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Diamondbacks 0, Cubs 6

Archie Bradley was great, once again. But the offense wasn't, and the Diamondbacks dropped the opener in Chicago.

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Archie Bradley struck out the first two batters faced, and should have K'd the side, but for a blown call from the home-plate umpire. That largely set the tone for another impressive outing by Bradley, who ended up reaching a career-high in K's for the second consecutive game - this time, he struck out 10. He worked six innings, and allowed one run on four hits and three walks. The sole tally allowed, really should have resulted in an out, but center-fielder Chris Owings got a horrible read on the fly-ball initially coming in, only for it to fly over his head for an RBI double. After a good seventh inning from Jake Barrett, Zac Curtis and Silvino Bracho allowed five runs to score in a quite horrible eighth.

The Diamondbacks hitters struggled against John Lackey: they got just five hits before the ninth, all of which were singles, and it didn't help that Jean Segura ran into an out trying to stretch his hit into a double. Welington Castillo had two of those, and Owings's pleasantly surprising plate discipline continued, as he drew the only two walks. However, he also committed one of the Diamondbacks' error which were part - albeit a relatively minor one - of the extremely ugly eighth inning. Arizona had two men on base three separate times, but weren't able to score, even after a Paul Goldschmidt double led off the ninth, and were shut out for the third time this season.