PHOENIX (AP) — Left-handed batter Alek Thomas took a confident swing at a slider and hit a crucial three-run homer off one of baseball’s top left-handed pitchers.
It was another indication that these young Arizona Diamondbacks are growing up fast, getting better by the game in a pressure-packed September playoff chase.
Lourdes Gurriel Jr. and Thomas both hit three-run homers, rookie Brandon Pfaadt delivered 5 1/3 quality innings and Arizona beat the Chicago Cubs 6-4 on Friday night.
Thomas came into the game hitting just .121 against…
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