D-Backs pound Dempster early, post big win over CubsApr 29, 2011 - 6:02 AM
Dempster (1-3) recorded only one out and faced 10 batters. He surrendered seven runs and four hits, walked four and hit a batter in the shortest start of his career.
Drew finished 2-for-5 with five RBI for Arizona, which got a two-run homer and three RBI from Miguel Montero. Chris Young went 3-for-5 with two doubles and two RBI in the Diamondbacks' third win in four games.
Koyie Hill homered for the Cubs, who have dropped four in a row and six of seven.
Young began Arizona's first at-bat with a double to left, and Dempster followed by walking Kelly Johnson and hitting Justin Upton. Drew then ripped his first career grand slam to right-center.
"Just tried to get a really good pitch to drive," Drew said. "He threw it in, [and I] put a good swing on it."
Dempster retired Montero, but walked three consecutive batters before Diamondbacks pitcher Barry Enright hit an RBI single. Young smacked a two-run base hit to make it a 7-0 game and chase Dempster in favor of Justin Berg.
"It didn't really start out like I dreamt it up last night," Dempster said. "Just got to continue to make pitches and go from there."
The outburst provided plenty of cushion for Enright (1-2), who gave up two runs on five hits and four walks in 6 2/3 innings.
Montero tacked on an RBI single in the second, and after Hill began the third with his first homer of the season, Montero blasted a two-run shot to right to make it a 10-1 game.
The teams traded runs in the seventh. Pinch-hitter Reed Johnson hit a sacrifice fly in the seventh and Drew plated a run with a groundout in the home half.
Dempster's previous shortest start came on October 5, 2001, when he pitched for Florida and allowed seven runs in two-thirds of an inning during a 20-3 loss to Atlanta...Despite the seven-run inning, Arizona went 4-for-19 with runners in scoring position.
- CHICAGO: 2
Apr 29 12:44 AM
- Stephen Drew grounded out second to first scoring Chris Young. Runner on second with two outs and Miguel Montero due up.
Cubs 2, Diamondbacks 11 Bot 7, 2 OutsApr 29 12:15 AM
- Pinch-Hitter Reed Johnson sacrifice fly out to center scored Marlon Byrd. Runner on first with two outs and Kosuke Fukudome due up.
Cubs 2, Diamondbacks 10 Top 7, 2 OutsApr 28 11:57 PM
- Miguel Montero two-out, two-run Home Run (4) to right scored Stephen Drew. Melvin Mora due up.
Cubs 1, Diamondbacks 10 Bot 3, 2 OutsApr 28 10:53 PM
- Koyie Hill lead-off Home Run (1) to right. Justin Berg due up.
Cubs 1, Diamondbacks 8 Top 3, 0 OutsApr 28 10:42 PM
- Miguel Montero double to left center scored Stephen Drew. Runner on second with none out and Melvin Mora due up.
Cubs 0, Diamondbacks 8 Bot 2, 0 OutsApr 28 10:31 PM
- Chris Young single to left scored Russell Branyan and Gerardo Parra. Runners on first and second with one out and Kelly Johnson due up.
Cubs 0, Diamondbacks 7 Bot 1, 1 OutApr 28 10:11 PM
- Barry Enright single to right center scored Melvin Mora. Bases loaded with one out and Chris Young due up.
Cubs 0, Diamondbacks 5 Bot 1, 1 OutApr 28 10:09 PM
- Stephen Drew none-out, Grand Slam (2) to right center scored Chris Young, Kelly Johnson and Justin Upton. Miguel Montero due up.
Cubs 0, Diamondbacks 4 Bot 1, 0 OutsApr 28 9:58 PM
- CHICAGO: 0
Top 1, 0 Outs
Apr 28 9:40 PM
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