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April 24, 2014

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CHICAGO (AP) — The Chicago Cubs marked Wrigley Field's 100th birthday in dramatic fashion Wednesday, allowing the Arizona Diamondbacks to rally for five runs in the ninth inning and a 7-5 victory.

After an error by shortstop Starlin Castro, Martin Prado hit a two-run single off Pedro Strop (0-2), Miguel Montero had a tying single against James Russell and Aaron Hill followed with a two-run triple off Justin Grimm.

Trevor Cahill (1-3) pitched two scoreless innings for Arizona, which ended a four-game losing streak, and Addison Reed got his fourth save. The game drew 32,323 — about 9,000 under capacity.

Arizona said after the game that outfielder Mark Trumbo will be sidelined for an unspecified extended period because of a stress fracture in his left foot.

BRAVES 3, MARLINS 1

ATLANTA (AP) — Pinch-hitter Evan Gattis broke an eighth-inning tie with a two-run double off A.J. Ramos as Atlanta took two of three from Miami and won for the ninth time in 12 games overall. The Marlins are 1-8 on the road.

Braves pitchers struck out 16, giving them 41 strikeouts and five walks — one intentional — in the three-game series. Miami pitchers struck out 37 and walked nine.

David Carpenter (1-0) got the final out of the eighth, and Craig Kimbrel pitched a perfect ninth for his sixth save. Mike Dunn (1-3) was the loser.

GIANTS 12, ROCKIES 10

DENVER (AP) — Hector Sanchez hit two of San Francisco's six homers, including a grand slam in the 11th off Chad Bettis (0-1).

Michael Morse also hit two homers — a solo shot in the second and a three-run homer the following inning — as two Giants hit multiple homers in the same game for the first time since May 25, 2005. Brandon Hicks and Brandon Belt also went deep as the Giants rallied from a 5-1, second-inning deficit.

Jean Machi (4-0) got one out for the win.

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