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SALT LAKE CITY -- Becoming road warriors marks the latest sign that the Utah Jazz are evolving into a true NBA playoff contender this season.The Jazz wrapped up a five-game eastern road swing with a 4-1 mark, capping it off with an impressive 102-91 victory over Miami on Saturday. Utah never trailed in the second half and handed the Heat their fourth consecutive loss.Once again, Gordon Hayward is a big catalyst behind the success. Hayward scored 25 points on 10-of-20 shooting against Miami -- his fifth consecutive 20-point outing since returning after missing the teams first six games with a broken finger. The 26-year-old forward averaged 24.4 points, 7.6 rebounds and 4.2 assists during the road trip.Im trying to help us win games, Hayward said. Its a huge road trip for us. Its been a while weve been this successful going out east.Utah (7-4) looks to continue that momentum at home when it hosts the Memphis Grizzlies on Monday night. If the Jazz can keep up their recent level of defensive play, it shouldnt a problem. They have allowed just 92.4 points over their last five games and 93.1 points over the entire season. Only the Los Angeles Clippers are allowing fewer points than the Jazz.With a 99.4 defensive rating (based on points per 100 possessions), Utah is emerging as one of the top 5 defensive teams in the entire NBA. It will present a stiff challenge for a Memphis team struggling to generate offense.The Grizzlies (4-5) scored 100 or more points just once in their last six games and won twice in that stretch. They are averaging just 97 points per game, the fewest of any Western Conference team. Mike Conley (18.8 points), Marc Gasol (18.1) and Zach Randolph (13.8) are not getting much help in the offensive production department.A 106-96 loss to Milwaukee on Saturday offered a microcosm of whats gone wrong for Memphis on offense this season. The Grizzlies shot 20 percent (6-of-30) from the perimeter and endured several cold shooting spells each time they rallied to get back in the game with the Bucks.We had a lot of really rushed possessions with no detail, Memphis coach David Fizdale said after the game. We were kind of sporadic and scattered. I was proud of the way we fought back like we always do but at the end, we just didnt execute at a high level.Both teams have had to deal with the injury bug early in the season. Tony Allen (groin) and Chandler Parsons (knee) have both seen limited action early in the season for Memphis. Utah has been without George Hill (thumb) and Boris Diaw (leg) for several games and Derrick Favors missed the final three quarters of the Miami game with knee soreness.The Jazz won the season series 2-1 over the Grizzlies last season. Utah won both games played in Salt Lake City. 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"Patrick wasnt very sharp early, but hes just really good at battling through things," said Arizona manager Kirk Gibson. "Its only fitting he got the win." Eric Chavez also tripled and had three RBIs. Martin Prado homered and Paul Goldschmidt added a run-scoring double for Arizona, which reached 10 runs for the first time since June 21. In a matchup of All-Stars on the mound, Cubs lefty Travis Wood (6-7) started strong but faded late, giving up four runs on eight hits and a pair of walks in 5 2-3 innings. Wood also singled and scored the Cubs first run in the second. Cubs manager Dale Sveum was ejected by plate umpire Dana DeMuth for arguing balls and strikes after Cody Ransom was called out on strikes to end the top of the third. "I didnt like the way he handled it, staring at Cody and following him," Sveum said. "It was over with. No need to keep staring at my player and baiting him." Wood retired his first nine hitters but recorded only eight outs against the final 16 Diamondbacks he faced. Prado tied the game at 1 with a long home run into the left-field stands with one out in the fifth. Arizona tacked on three more in the sixth. Adam Eaton led off with a single and scored when Pollock lined a hit-and-run double just inside the left-field line to make it 2-1. Wood walked Goldschmidt and appeared on the verge of escaping further damage when Cody Ross grounded into a double play.dddddddddddd. But Chavez tripled just past the extended glove of a sprinting Junior Lake and off the left-field wall to drive in Pollock. Wil Nieves RBI single gave Arizona a 4-1 lead. "The first five (innings) looked pretty good," Wood said. "Unfortunately they kind of figured me out and were able to throw up three more." Chavez added a two-run, two-out single and Prado had an RBI single in the seventh off Hector Rondon to give the Diamondbacks a 7-1 cushion. "Its contagious," Chavez said. "When things are going bad, you just have to turn it around the other way. But tonight dont mean nothing if we dont come back and back it up tomorrow." Nate Schierholtz came off the bench in the eighth to hit a two-run homer into the swimming pool area behind the right-centre fence off David Hernandez for his third career pinch-hit homer. That pulled Chicago to 7-3. Arizona put together its third straight three-run inning in the eighth on a two-run triple by Pollock and an RBI double by Goldschmidt, who had been intentionally walked the inning before. Lake homered with one out in the ninth for the Cubs, his third hit of the game. NOTES: Arizona is 18-2 when Corbin starts. ... The Diamondbacks had totalled eight runs in their previous four games since the All-Star break. ... Corbin and Wood were the ninth set of All-Star pitchers since 2000 to face each other in their first start after the break. ... 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