Cubs starter Jeff Samardzija didn't have his best outing. He gave up a 2-run homer to Jason Kubel in the bottom of the fourth. Miguel Montero added a 2-run triple in the sixth, making the score 5-1 and knocking out Samardzija as the Cubs fell 6-1to the Arizona Diamondbacks.
Alfonso Soriano (12) pauses in the batter's box after being called out on strikes as Arizona Diamondbacks' Miguel Montero throws the ball back to the infield during the first inning in a baseball game Friday, June 22, 2012, in Phoenix.
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Anthony Rizzo went 3-for-5 on Friday night, with a double, triple and 3 RBI. It did the Cubs no good, though, because Rizzo was playing against the Round Rock Express in Texas. The Cubs were in Arizona and could have used a little more offense in a 6-1 loss to the Diamondbacks.