It was a bittersweet day for the Cubs on Wednesday – mostly bitter.
The celebration of Wrigley Field’s 100th birthday went according to plan, but the Cubs, who seemed well on their way to a victory, blew a three-run lead in the ninth to the struggling Diamondbacks.
Arizona scored five in the top of the ninth and the go-ahead runs came on a pop-up triple by Aaron Hill down the right field line. On that play, right fielder Justin Ruggiano went full speed towards the visitor’s bullpen and tried to make a sliding catch. He came up short, tumbled into the Arizona bullpen home plate area and didn’t get up.
Carrie Muskat of MLB.com reported Thursday Morning that Ruggiano suffered a grade two hamstring strain and will miss 3-4 weeks of action. He had to helped off of the field after immediately clutching at his left leg after falling.
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