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Cubs lose to Diamondbacks 7-5 on Wrigley’s 100th

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Jake Schrum, 10, of Cedar Lake, Ind., holds a sign during the fifth inning of a baseball game between the Chicago Cubs and the Arizona Diamondbacks at Wrigley Field in Chicago on Wednesday, April 23, 2014. (AP Photo/Andrew A. Nelles)

Jake Schrum, 10, of Cedar Lake, Ind., holds a sign during the fifth inning of a baseball game between the Chicago Cubs and the Arizona Diamondbacks at Wrigley Field in Chicago on Wednesday, April 23, 2014. (AP Photo/Andrew A. Nelles)

The Arizona Diamondbacks and Chicago Cubs begin a baseball game Wednesday, April 23, 2014, in Chicago. Wednesday was the 100th anniversary of the first game at the ballpark, between the Chicago Federals and the Kansas City Packers. (AP Photo/Charles Rex Arbogast)

Chicago Cubs right fielder Justin Ruggiano misses the catch on a triple by Arizona Diamondbacks’ Aaron Hill, on which two runs scored during the ninth inning of a baseball game at Wrigley Field in Chicago on Wednesday, April 23, 2014. (AP Photo/Andrew A. Nelles)

Arizona Diamondbacks’ Paul Goldschmidt reacts after striking out against the Chicago Cubs during the ninth inning of a baseball game at Wrigley Field in Chicago, Wednesday, April 23, 2014. (AP Photo/Andrew A. Nelles)

Arizona Diamondbacks first baseman Paul Goldschmidt, left, and third baseman Martin Prado celebrate after they defeated the Chicago Cubs 7-5 in a baseball game at Wrigley Field in Chicago, Wednesday, April 23, 2014. (AP Photo/Andrew A. Nelles)

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CHICAGO (AP) — Fittingly, the Chicago Cubs marked Wrigley Field’s 100th birthday with a loss — a dramatic, error-filled one, at that.

One out from victory, the Cubs allowed the Arizona Diamondbacks to rally for five runs in the ninth inning in a 7-5 loss Wednesday.

After an error by second baseman Starlin Castro, Martin Prado hit a two-run single off Pedro Strop (0-2), Miguel Montero had a tying single against James Russell and Aaron Hill followed with a two-run triple off Justin Grimm.

Still, the Cubs are 4,076-3,621 (.530) during the regular season at Wrigley, according to STATS, and 7-20 in the postseason.

The beloved ballpark, the second-oldest in the major leagues behind 102-year-old Fenway Park in Boston, opened on April 23, 1914, when the Federal League’s Chicago Federals beat the Kansas City Packers 9-1.

Associated Press

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