PHOENIX (Ticker) --
had nine strikeouts in seven-plus innings to lead the
to a 5-3 victory over the
Clement (11-11) allowed two runs and five hits with three walks. The righthander won on the road for the first time since June 16, when he beat the
"He pitched outstanding," Cubs manager
said. "He had great control of the strike zone. When we took him out, we thought that was as far as he could go. We needed to win this game."
The Cubs stayed a half-game behind the St. Louis Cardinals and
. Both of the National League Central Division's first-place teams were victorious on Sunday.
singled to lead off the eighth,
relieved Clement and sandwiched two walks around a strikeout.
knocked in Bautista with a groundout, but Farnsworth got out of the jam by striking out
came on for the ninth and gave up back-to-back singles to
lined out, Bautista reached on an error by second baseman
to load the bases.
then drew a walk to plate Baerga and make it 5-3, but Borowski struck out
to escape with his 23rd save.
"It got exciting at the end," Diamondbacks manager
said. "It is amazing how exciting it can be when you just let the players play."
Brenly was ejected in the eighth inning after kicking dust on the plate to protest several appeal plays that had gone against Arizona.
"They can do whatever they want," Brenly said of the umpires. "We just keep writing checks to MLB and umpires never get reprimanded."
Clement got support from two of the newest Cubs.
, who began the season as teammates with the
before joining the Cubs in separate trades, each drove in a pair of runs.
"It is a beautiful thing to know that Dusty believes in me to get me over here and help the team to win," Simon said. "That is the thing that makes me comfortable and I enjoy myself."
With the Cubs trailing 1-0 in the third inning, Simon hit a fly ball to right field that went over Mondesi's head. Simon saw the flight of the ball and waved for former Diamondback
to run, but Womack waited on third, thinking that he had to tag up before finally coming in to score.
left after three innings with a bruised right forearm. Steve Randolph (7-1) took his first loss in relief when he allowed an RBI single to Simon in the fifth inning.
"My arm is a little tight and a little knotted up," Webb said. "In a couple of days it should be all right."
Webb, who is expected to make his next start, allowed a run and three hits. Randolph allowed a run and two hits in two innings.
Lofton knocked in runs with RBI singles in the sixth and seventh innings. The Cubs' other run also came in the seventh, when
's groundout plated Simon.
Mondesi had his 1,500th career hit for the Diamondbacks, knocking in their first run with an RBI double in the first.