CHICAGO — When he arrived at Wrigley Field on Friday morning, Josh Rojas checked the flags flying high above the outfield.
The D-backs third baseman saw that they were blowing — or rather, gusting — straight out. He didn’t need to be a meteorologist to know what that meant.
“I knew it was gonna be a good day to try to get the ball in the air,” Rojas said.
It sure was. Rojas smacked three homers, David Peralta had two and Alek Thomas and Christian Walker each chipped in one as the D-backs rolled to a 10-6 win over the Cubs. The two teams combined for 11 homers, tying a record for home runs hit in a game at Wrigley Field.
Rojas had five plate appearances. In two of them, he tried to hit a home run, and in those two, he made outs. The other three at-bats he just tried to hit the ball hard. They resulted in the home runs.
The first homer came in the third, his second in the fifth and his third in the seventh. The first two homers came off Cubs starter Kyle Hendricks, while the final one came against Mychal Givens.
It was the fourth three-homer game in the big leagues this year and the second in two days, as Trevor Story did so for the Red Sox on Thursday night. Rojas became the first D-backs player to hit three homers in a…