Varsho homers in 3rd straight to lift D-backs

CHICAGO — D-backs catcher Daulton Varsho continued to beat up on his father Gary’s former team as he drove home three runs in Arizona’s 7-3 win over the Cubs at Wrigley Field on Saturday afternoon.

In the first two games of this series, Varsho went 4-for-8 with a double, two homers and six RBIs, accounting for all but four of the runs scored by Arizona.

Gary Varsho, who played parts of eight seasons in the big leagues, was originally drafted by the Cubs and played for them from 1988-90. In 99 career games at Wrigley Field, Gary Varsho hit three homers, a total his son is one shy of in just two games.

Merrill Kelly, who beat the Cubs in his last start at Chase Field, was outstanding against them again. Over six innings, he allowed a pair of runs on five hits with one walk and six strikeouts. He also recorded his first career extra-base hit, a double in the fifth.

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