PHOENIX — The Diamondbacks almost got the Dodgers out of town, if not out of mind.
Diamondbacks first baseman Paul Goldschmidt applies a late tag to the Cubs' Darwin Barney in the ninth inning at Chase Field. Barney went on to score an insurance run on a hit from rookie Junior Lake as Chicago hung on to hand Arizona its fourth loss in its last five games.
The Cubs' Dioner Navarro celebrates his home run in the second inning. The D-backs, on the other hand, are hitting just .194 in the past 10 games.
Cubs rookie Junior Lake rounds the bases after hitting a homer against D-backs starter Tyler Skaggs in the fifth.
PHOENIX - If their offense doesn't come around rather quickly, the Diamondbacks could find themselves in worse position than just second place in the National League West.
Josh Satin, left, and Andrew Brown celebrate after both scored on Omar Quintanilla's single during the Mets' seven-run seventh inning. It sent Arizona to its fifth straight loss.
NEW YORK - Once the rain stopped, the hits came for the New York Mets.
"All of sudden, I just saw this train coming," said Giants second baseman Marco Scutaro about Matt Holliday's late slide Monday in Game 2. Scutaro has a strained left hip and sore left knee.
ST. LOUIS - Giants manager Bruce Bochy expects Marco Scutaro to be in his lineup card for Game 3 of the NL championship series, two days after St. Louis slugger Matt Holliday plowed into the San Francisco second baseman.
Athletics center fielder Coco Crisp makes a running, leaping catch at the wall to rob Prince Fielder of a home run in the second inning. "Not to be all over-confident or anything, I think I'm going to catch everything out there," Crisp said.
NEW YORK - For all of his home runs, All-Star accolades and huge salaries, Alex Rodriguez finds himself in a most familiar spot this season. A-Rod is an October lightning rod.
"It hit my glove. I just couldn't get it to stick," said Scott Rolen, whose throw to first was too late in the 10th.
The Giants' Joaquin Arias, who entered in the eighth at shortstop, hits a grounder in the 10th that leads to the winning run.
CINCINNATI - Joaquin Arias hit a grounder toward third base and took off, covering those 90 feet in a blink as a full-to-capacity ballpark went silent with angst.
OAKLAND, Calif. - The Oakland Athletics will play another day in this improbable season full of remarkable rallies.
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Justin Upton and Aaron Hill exchange high-fives after Upton's booming two-run home run in the fifth inning, his 17th of season.
PHOENIX - Trevor Cahill threw a four-hitter in his third career complete game, Justin Upton drove in three runs and the Arizona Diamondbacks added to Chicago's futility in the NL West with an 8-2 victory over the Cubs on Saturday night.
• Dodgers 3, Rockies 0: In Los Angeles, Matt Kemp homered twice, Joe Blanton pitched shutout ball into the seventh inning and the Dodgers climbed within two games of St. Louis and the second NL wild-card spot with four games left.
D-backs pitcher Ian Kennedy delivers a pitch against the Cubs. He walked six, gave up three runs and four hits to earn the win.