Phoenix — Aramis Ramirez didn’t look like someone hitting under .200 tonight in the desert as he launched two home runs and drove in four as the Cubs defeated the Diamondbacks for the second time in as many days. This secures a series win for the Cubs, which is their first on the road since facing off against Texas May 21-2
Carlos Silva (9-2) finally got back into the win column for the first time in five starts with another solid outing going 6 innings allowing just two runs on four hits. Carlos Marmol shut the door for his 16th save and struck out 5 of the 6 batters he faced. He now has an astounding 77 strikeouts in just 40 2/3 innings pitched. He also lowered his ERA to under 2.00.
Kelly Johnson drove in a pair including a solo home run, his 14th of the season, off Silva in the 6th.
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