Upton slams but D-Backs lose to CubsPosted: Updated:
MESA, Ariz. (AP) -- Justin Upton's sixth-inning grand slam, his first hit since signing a $51.25 million, six-year contract, wasn't enough for the Arizona Diamondbacks in an 8-7 loss to the Chicago Cubs on Friday.
Brad Snyder hit a two-run, ninth-inning double off Esmerling Vasquez to rally Chicago in a game that began with the Cubs' Carlos Zambrano and Diamondbacks' Dan Haren each pitching two hitless innings.
Tyler Colvin had a two-run single and a double, giving the Cubs' No. 1 2006 amateur pick three doubles, a homer, a single and three RBIs in six at-bats. Fellow first-rounders Brett Jackson (2009) and Josh Vitters (2007) and top prospect Starlin Castro also had hits
in Chicago's four-run fifth.