Cubs drub D-backs to salvage final game of series

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PHOENIX (AP) -- The Arizona Diamondbacks are still in first place in the NL West despite being drubbed by the Chicago Cubs.

Reed Johnson had three hits, including a grand slam, as the Cubs beat the D-backs 10-6 last night.

Ted Lilly drove in the tying run and threw six uneven innings to help Chicago get its second win in six games since the All-Star break and remain a game in front of Milwaukee in the NL Central.

Arizona remained a game in front of Los Angeles in the NL West after the Dodgers lost to Colorado earlier yesterday.

The Cubs opened up a tight game with a six-run eighth after scoring two runs in the first two losses at Chase Field this week.

The D-backs had cut their deficit to 4-3 on Conor Jackson's RBI triple in the fifth, one of three hits for the left-fielder.

Chris Young went 3-for-4 including three doubles while Chris Snyder hit a three-run homer in the Arizona eighth for the final margin.