Apr 23, 2014; Chicago, IL, USA; Chicago Cubs outfielder Justin Ruggiano (middle) is helped off the field by manager Rick Renteria (right) and a trainer after sustaining an injury during the ninth inning of a baseball game against the Arizona Diamondbacks at Wrigley Field. Mandatory Credit: Jerry Lai-USA TODAY Sports

Cubs' Justin Ruggiano out 3-4 weeks

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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