Cubs Cruise Past Diamondbacks

Lily strikes out 10 and drives in tying run
By Mitch Pritchard,  Newser User
Posted May 9, 2008 10:35 PM CDT
Arizona Diamondback pitcher Dan Haren delivers a pitch against the Chicago Cubs in the first inning of a baseball game in Chicago, Friday, May 9, 2008.    (AP Photo/Paul Beaty)
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(Newser) – Ted Lilly kept his glove on his hand this time. Lilly gave up another homer to Chris Young, but instead of throwing a tantrum the left-hander led the Chicago Cubs over Arizona 3-1 today in the first meeting between the teams since the Diamondbacks' sweep in last year's playoffs. Young homered off Lilly in Game 2 last October during Arizona's 8-4 win, prompting Lilly to slam his glove down.

This time Lilly surrendered a first-inning solo homer to Young, then gave up just two hits over the next six innings. Lilly (3-4) struck out 10 and also drove in the tying run off Dan Haren with a fifth-inning single. Carlos Marmol got out of the eighth with the help of a strange double play when Arizona's Eric Byrnes was called for interference.