Sunday September 6
Sep 6, 2015; Chicago, IL, USA; Chicago Cubs catcher Miguel Montero (47) hits a grand slam home run during the sixth inning against the Arizona Diamondbacks at Wrigley Field. Mandatory Credit: Dennis Wierzbicki-USA TODAY Sports
Game three of the series started out fine for the D-Backs. Rubby De La Rosa was pitching well early. He gave up a solo home run to Kris Bryant, which was reportedly the longest home run hit in the majors this season. De La Rosa went five innings, giving up three runs on five hits while striking out six. De La Rosa exited in the sixth inning, and the bullpen came in with the bases loaded. The D-Backs were burned by their former catcher, as Miguel Montero launched a grand slam to left field to put the Cubs up 5-1. Jonathan Herrera added a solo home run in the same inning to make it 6-1.
Kyle Hendricks was solid for the Cubs today as he went five innings, only gave up one run on three hits and struck out four. Heading into the ninth inning, the D-Backs ran into another one of their old friends. This time it was Trevor Cahill. Welington Castillo proceeded to hit his 18th home run off the former D-Back to make it 6-2. Pedro strop entered the game after Cahill walked Chris Owings and Nick Ahmed was able to connect on his eighth homer, a two-run shot to cut the lead to 6-4. But the rally would end there as the Cubs completed the sweep.
All in all, the D-Backs are out of any kind of playoff race now, so look for more young guys to get some playing time. The D-Backs return home Monday to take on the San Francisco Giants. First pitch on this Labor Day game is 12:10pm local time as Patrick Corbin will face Mike Leake.