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Gurriel, Thomas hit 3-run homers, D-backs beat Cubs 6-4 in showdown of NL wild-card contenders

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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