Originally posted on Fox Sports Arizona
By JACK MAGRUDER  |  Last updated 7/26/13
PHOENIX -- Wade Miley bruised Thursday, but he did not break. Miley treated the hard liner off his right knee in the second inning like a mosquito bite, shrugging off the Cubs the same way in a 3-1 victory at Chase Field fueled by Aaron Hill's home run, double and two RBIs. Miley won for the third time in his past four starts while continuing a strong run that can be traced directly to his previous start again the Cubs, a gosh-awful appearance at Wrigley Field in which he gave up seven runs (and three home runs) in the first three innings of a 7-2 loss May 31. When Miley entered the D-backs' dugout after giving up home runs No. 2 and 3 in the third inning of that game, his season changed. He credits a tough-love pep talk from Cliff Pennington, one country boy to another. "He kind of got on me a little bit," Miley said. "He wasn't yelling at me or anything. He just sat down and talked to me. He just kinda got my head back right about staying positive. I needed that at that point...
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