Daulton Varsho hit a three-run double in the 10th inning and scored on a wild throw by Andrelton Simmons, who made an error, as the Arizona Diamondbacks rallied to beat the Chicago Cubs 7-6 on Saturday.
Arizona had only one hit off starter Justin Steele, but stretched out in front of the bullpen with a three-run attack in the eighth that necessitated extra innings.
Rowan Wick (1-1) accepted Varsho’s double.
Arizona has won three straight after snapping a six-game losing streak Thursday in the series opener. Varsho finished 3-for-5 with three RBIs and is second to the Diamondbacks in doubles with eight on the season.
Diamondbacks relievers Joe Mantiply, JB Wendelken and Ian Kennedy (3-2) combined for a pair of scoreless innings before Mark Melancon took the mound in the 10th for his ninth save of the season.
For the Diamondbacks, the Venezuelans Yonny Hernández 4-0, David Peralta 3-1. The Dominican Ketel Marte 5-1 with two runs scored. The Dominican Geraldo Perdomo 3-1.
For the Cubs, Venezuelans Willson Contreras 2-1, Rafael Ortega 1-0 with a run scored, Ildemaro Vargas 4-0. Dominican Jonathan Villar 5-2 with an RBI.
Daulton Varsho of the Arizona Diamondbacks celebrates with Ketel Marte after hitting a three-run double against the Chicago Cubs in the 10th inning of Saturday, May 21, 2022 (AP Photo/Nam Y. Huh)