PHOENIX (AP) — Anthony Rizzo hadn’t done much in the Chicago Cubs’ swing through the Southwest.
Until Saturday night.
Rizzo, 2-for-26 in the first four games of the trip, matched his career high with six RBIs and the Cubs snapped the Arizona Diamondbacks’ five-game winning streak with a 9-6 victory.
Rizzo doubled in three runs in the Cubs’ four-run fifth inning, then broke a 6-6 tie with a three-run homer into the Chase Field swimming pool area off Enrique Burgos (0-2) in the ninth.
“Yeah, I’ve been grinding. It comes with the territory of the season,” Rizzo said. “Just keep battling, keep going through the at-bats and the pitches, not try to do too much, and tonight it paid off.”
Jason Motte (2-1) pitched two-thirds of an inning to get the win. Pedro Strop pitched a perfect ninth for his first save of the season.
The Cubs, winners of 10…
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