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Walker suffers first bump in road in D-backs' win over Cubs

SCOTTSDALE, AZ - FEBRUARY 21: Pitcher Taijuan Walker #99 of the Arizona Diamondbacks poses for a portrait during photo day at Salt River Fields at Talking Stick on February 21, 2017 in Scottsdale, Arizona. (Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images)

SCOTTSDALE, AZ - FEBRUARY 21: Pitcher Taijuan Walker #99 of the Arizona Diamondbacks poses for a portrait during photo day at Salt River Fields at Talking Stick on February 21, 2017 in Scottsdale, Arizona. (Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images)

MESA, Ariz. -- Taijuan Walker struck out eight in four innings but gave up his first three runs this spring in the Diamondbacks' 7-3 win over the Cubs on Wednesday night at Sloan Park.

Beautiful night for @Dbacks at Cubs @SloanParkMesa pic.twitter.com/Jln8P8npw5

— Jody Jackson (@Jody_Jackson) March 16, 2017

Walker entered the game having not allowed a run in nine innings with his new team. But the Cubs got to Walker in the third inning on a Kris Bryant RBI single and then with back-to-back home runs by Ben Zobrist and Addison Russell in the fourth.

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Oswaldo Arcia doubled and homered as the D-backs scored five runs in the final three innings to earn the win. Ketel Marte had two hits and a pair of RBI and Brandon Drury was 2 for 2 to boost his spring average to .412.

Tom Wilhelmsen, a non-roster invitee, continued his strong spring for the D-backs with 1 1/3 scoreless innings and a two strikeouts.

Tom Wilhemsen continues strong bid for Dbacks pen with a scoreless 1 1/3 vs Cubs. 5 innings - 1 run this spring.

— Jody Jackson (@Jody_Jackson) March 16, 2017

The D-backs face the Brewers at Maryvale Ballpark at 1 p.m. Thursday on FOX Sports Arizona and FOX Sports Go.