Jackson, Hudson homer in Arizona's 9-2 win over CubsPosted: Updated:
PHOENIX (AP) -- The Arizona Diamondbacks are back in first place in the NL West.
Yusmeiro Petit became the latest starter to shut down sputtering Chicago, and the D-backs made it two in a row over the Cubs with a 9-2 romp last night.
Conor Jackson drove in three runs with a solo homer and two-run double.
Orlando Hudson added a solo shot for Arizona before leaving the game after being hit by a pitch in the eighth.
Jackson's shot off starter Jason Marquis in the first put Arizona up 1-0 and his sliding score from second on Mark Reynolds' single put the Diamondbacks ahead 2-0 in the third.
Stephen Drew doubled in the Diamondbacks' third run in the fourth.
In the seventh inning, Drew beat out a double play, advanced to third, then scored on a wild pitch. Hudson followed with his first homer since June 10th.
But after Jackson's bases-loaded double in Arizona's four-run eighth, reliever Kevin Hart hit Hudson in the right ankle, sending the Diamondbacks' second baseman to the ground in pain. Hudson had to be helped from the field.