Monday -- Cubs 5, Diamondbacks 1: Wood dominates at plate, on mound. Tuesday -- Cubs 9, Diamondbacks 2; D-backs knocked down, routed. Wednesday -- LHP Wade Miley (2-2, 4.35) vs. RHP Jeff Samardzija (0-2, 1.29), 11:20 a.m., FOX Sports Arizona. Thursday -- RHP Mike Bolsinger (0-1, 10.29) vs. RHP Edwin Jackson (1-1, 5.40), 11:20 a.m., no TV. Photos: USA TODAY Sports
To help celebrate the 100th anniversary (to the day) of the inaugural game at Wrigley Field, the D-backs will join the Cubs in wearing Federal League throwback uniforms for Wednesday's game (as modeled here by bullpen catcher Mark Reed). The D-backs will wear the uniforms of the Kansas City Packers, the opponent of the Chicago Whales, who played at Wrigley Field before the Cubs did. The Arizona logo is present on the right sleeve.
Cahill settling in
Bumped from the rotation after a rocky start, Trevor Cahill appears to be settling in to a new role in the bullpen. Against the Dodgers on Friday, Cahill tossed a perfect inning to earn his first career save. On Saturday, he gave the D-backs a solid long-relief outing, putting up three more scoreless frames, striking out four and not allowing a hit.
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On the comeback trail
Outfielder Cody Ross returned from the disabled list Friday, making his first appearance since suffering a fractured hip Aug. 11 of last season. While Ross admits that he might have lost a little speed, he'll try to help get the D-backs' offense going. Ross went hitless in nine at-bats against the Dodgers but might be able to find his stroke in Chicago. He has hit four home runs and driven in eight runs in 21 career games at Wrigley Field.
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Starting pitcher Bronson Arroyo should be plenty comfortable taking the mound for the D-backs on Monday. A veteran of the NL Central, Arroyo has made 15 career appearances (14 starts) at Wrigley Field, going 8-3 with a 2.83 ERA and a .229 batting average against. His eight wins at Wrigley are tied with his total at PNC Park for his most at a road stadium. Arroyo has yet to go beyond five innings this season; in his last start, he allowed nine runs in 3 1/3 innings. Photo: Ben Margot / Associated Press