Chris Owings hit one of six D'back home runs as Arizona beat the Chicago Cubs 14-4. Credit: Joe Camporeale-USA TODAY Sports

Arizona Diamondbacks Pound Chicago Cubs 14-4

Five days off did not affect the Arizona Diamondbacks one bit. Today at Salt River Fields, the D’backs beat the Chicago Cubs 14-4 with the offense banging out 20 hits which included six home runs. Brandon McCarthy, in his final start before he takes the mound for real on Monday, gave up three runs on six hits, walking one and striking out six. If today was the day the Snakes decided on a shortstop, then Chris Owings would be the starter. Didi Gregorius began the game and went 0 for 2 while Owings went 2 for 3 with a homer and three RBI’s.

Other D’back notes from the game:

-In addition to Owings, the other D’back home runs were hit by Mark Trumbo, Aaron Cunningham, Rudy Flores. Brandon Jacobs and Jordan Parraz.

-Martin Prado went 2 for 3 to raise his Spring Training average to a robust .488.

-Oliver Perez, Will Harris and J.J. Putz all had scoreless outings while David Hernandez gave up an earned run in his one inning of work. Perez has not been scored upon yet.

-Marcos Mateo, whom the D’backs selected in the Rule 5 draft from the Cubs and then given back, pitched a third of an inning for Chicago giving up a run on two hits.

The D’backs have a split squad affair with games against the Cincinnati Reds at 12:05 PM with the final game at Salt River at 1:10 PM vs. the Cleveland Indians.

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