David Bote had his first career two-home run game along with five RBIs and Anthony Rizzo had a homer and two doubles as the visiting Chicago Cubs broke the Arizona Diamondbacks’ five-game winning streak with a 9-1 victory Saturday.
Bote’s three-run homer capped a five-run third inning off Arizona starter Zack Godley (1-2), and he added a two-run homer for a 7-0 lead in the fifth.
Benches and bullpens cleared and players congregated along the first base line after Matt Koch hit Bote with a pitch in the left shoulder in the seventh inning, following a Rizzo homer and a double by Javier Baez. No punches were thrown and no one was ejected.
Cubs right-hander Yu Darvish (2-3) gave up two hits, including a sixth-inning homer by David Peralta, while going six innings for the first time in six starts this season. He struck out eight and walked four.
Kyle Schwarber had two doubles and Baez had two hits including the double for the Cubs, who had nine extra-base hits and have won eight of 11.
Darvish threw 28 pitches in each of the first two innings, when he walked three and hit a batter, but he escaped unscathed and threw only 35 pitches in the next three innings while settling into a groove.
Godley gave up five runs on four hits and four walks in 2 2/3 innings as his ERA jumped to 7.78. He struck out three, including the first two in the third inning of a scoreless game before the Cubs scored five in the frame.
Daniel Descalso walked and Kris Bryant doubled, and Descalso scored when Godley was called for a balk for moving his right foot on the rubber while in the stretch. Rizzo doubled to drive in Bryant, and Baez was intentionally walked before Bote hit a 3-1 pitch 469 feet into the left field stands to make it 5-0.
Rizzo doubled and Bote homered with one out in the fifth for a 7-1 lead, and Jason Heyward added an RBI single in the seventh after order was restored for the Cubs’ final run.
—Field Level Media