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Chi. Cubs 3, Arizona 2
When: 4:10 PM ET, Sunday, May 15, 2022
Where: Chase Field, Phoenix, Arizona
Temperature: Indoors
Umpires: Home - Lance Barksdale, 1B - Nic Lentz, 2B - Nestor Ceja, 3B - Ted Barrett
Attendance: 23309

Patrick Wisdom homered and doubled and Frank Schwindel drove in the winning run in the ninth inning with a single as the Chicago Cubs defeated the Arizona Diamondbacks 3-2 in the rubber game of their three-game series on Sunday afternoon in Phoenix.

Rafael Ortega also homered for Chicago, which won its second straight series and finished 4-2 on its six-game Western road trip.

Scott Effross (1-1) picked up the win with an inning-plus of scoreless relief while Rowan Wick earned his fourth save. Left-hander Justin Steele started for the Cubs and allowed one earned run on three hits over six innings. He walked two and struck out a career-high 10.

Christian Walker had two hits and a run scored and Cooper Hummel tripled for Arizona, which lost its second straight game. Ian Kennedy (2-2) suffered the loss.

Chicago needed just two pitches to take a 1-0 lead when Ortega, celebrating his 31st birthday, smashed a 428-foot homer into the bleachers down the right field line off Arizona starter Humberto Castellanos, his first home run of the season.

Wisdom made it 2-0 when he led off the second inning with his sixth homer of the season, a 414-foot line drive to left.

Arizona sent eight batters to the plate in the fourth and pushed across two runs to tie it, 2-2. Jordan Luplow led off with a walk and advanced to second one out later on a single by Walker. After Pavin Smith struck out, Daulton Varsho singled to right to drive in Luplow with Walker advancing to third. Walker then scored on a fielding error by shortstop Ildemaro Vargas.

Chicago then took a 3-2 lead in the ninth off Kennedy. Wisdom led off with a line double that one-hopped the fence in left-center and came around to score on Schwindel's soft liner down the right field line.

Walker led off the bottom of the ninth with a line single to left. After Wick replaced Effross, Smith blooped a single to left. Varsho popped out to third and David Peralta, pinch-hitting for Nick Ahmed, then grounded into a game-ending double play.

--Field Level Media

Top Game Performances
Starting Pitchers
Chi. Cubs   Arizona
Justin Steele Player Humberto Castellanos
No Decision W/L No Decision
6.0 IP 5.1
10 Strikeouts 5
3 Hits 5
1.50 ERA 3.38
Hitting
Chi. Cubs   Arizona
Patrick Wisdom Player Christian Walker
2 Hits 2
1 RBI 0
1 HR 0
6 TB 2
.500 Avg .500
Team Stats Summary
 
Team Hits HR TB Avg LOB K RBI BB SB Errors
Chi. Cubs 8 2 17 .229 16 10 3 1 0 1
Arizona 6 0 8 .188 15 11 1 2 0 1