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Arizona Diamondbacks' Josh Collmenter throws a pitch against the Chicago Cubs during the first inning of a baseball game on Sunday, July 20, 2014, in Phoenix. (AP Photo/Ross D. Franklin) (Ross D. Franklin)

Chicago Cubs' Jake Arrieta wipes his face in the dugout after pitching against the Arizona Diamondbacks during the fifth inning of a baseball game on Sunday, July 20, 2014, in Phoenix. (AP Photo/Ross D. Franklin) (Ross D. Franklin)

Chicago Cubs' Arismendy Alcantara, right, leaves the home plate area after striking out as Arizona Diamondbacks' Miguel Montero, left, heads back to the dugout during the third inning of a baseball game on Sunday, July 20, 2014, in Phoenix. (AP Photo/Ross D. Franklin) (Ross D. Franklin)

Chicago Cubs' Jake Arrieta throws a pitch against the Arizona Diamondbacks during the first inning of a baseball game on Sunday, July 20, 2014, in Phoenix. (AP Photo/Ross D. Franklin) (Ross D. Franklin)

The umpire crew, lead by Doug Eddings, walks onto the field as they are flanked by people dressed as stormtroopers from the "Star Wars" films on Star Wars Day at Chase Field prior to a baseball game between the Arizona Diamondbacks and the Chicago Cubs on Sunday, July 20, 2014, in Phoenix. (AP Photo/Ross D. Franklin) (Ross D. Franklin)

Chicago Cubs' Anthony Rizzo makes a diving catch into the photo well on a foul ball hit by Arizona Diamondbacks' Aaron Hill during the sixth inning of a baseball game on Sunday, July 20, 2014, in Phoenix. (AP Photo/Ross D. Franklin) (Ross D. Franklin)
Collmenter helps give Arizona 3-game sweep
Collmenter goes 7, Arizona scores on an unusual play for 3-game sweep of Cubs

Posted on July 20, 2014 at 12:00 a.m. | Updated on July 20, 2014 at 7:18 p.m.

PHOENIX (AP) — Josh Collmenter threw seven sharp innings, Arizona scored on an unusual play in the sixth inning and the Diamondbacks completed a three-game sweep of the Cubs with a 3-2 victory on Sunday.

The only run off Collmenter (8-5) came on Anthony Rizzo’s 23rd home run of the season and third of the series.

Arizona’s go-ahead run scored from third base when the first baseman Rizzo caught a pop foul while tumbling into the camera well.

By rule, runners are awarded a base when a defensive player carries the ball out of play. David Peralta scored on the play to put the Diamondbacks up 2-1. Peralta also drove in two runs with a double and single.

Jake Arrieta (5-2) allowed three runs and four hits in 6 2-3 innings for the Cubs. Collmenter gave up four hits, struck out four and walked one.