Josh Rojas hit his first three homers of the season and the Arizona Diamondbacks beat the Chicago Cubs 10-6 on Friday in a game that resembled a Home Run Derby at Wrigley Field.

In a strong wind on a hot day, the clubs combined to blow the fence 11 times. The Diamondbacks racked up seven home runs.

David Peralta homered twice, while Alek Thomas and Christian Walker added solo shots as Arizona won its second straight game after a six-game hitting streak.

Rojas hit three home runs in a game for the first time in his career. After being popped out in the first inning, he hit a solo homer in the third, a two-run shot in the fifth and another solo homer in the seventh.

Early in the ninth inning, Rojas had a chance to tie the major league record with four homers in a game, but he struck out without hitting.

Humberto Castellanos (3-1) gave up three runs and five hits over 5 1/3 innings for the win.

The loss went to Kyle Hendricks (2-4).

For the Diamondbacks, Dominican Geraldo Perdomo 5-1 with a run scored. Venezuelans David Peralta 4-2 with two runs scored and two RBIs, Yonny Hernández 3-0.

For the Cubs, Venezuelans Rafael Ortega 4-2, Willson Contreras 4-0, Ildemaro Vargas 2-1 with two runs scored and an RBI. The Mexican Alfonso Rivas 4-0. The Dominicans Jonathan Villar 4-2 with a home run, two runs scored and one RBI and Christopher Morel, 4-2 with a home run, runs scored and two RBIs.

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