Forget the 104 RBIs. Matt Williams wanted to talk about Arizona's 66 wins.
"My RBI total is nothing compared to our win total. That's what we're concerned with," Williams said Wednesday after leading the Arizona Diamondbacks to a 7-5, 11-inning victory over the Chicago Cubs.
Williams hit a two-run double in the 11th and had four RBIs, taking over the league lead from Mark McGwire.
"It's nice to have a bit of distance between us," said Randy Johnson, who struck out 11 in eight innings. "But we've still got a ways to go."
Williams hit a two-run homer in the third, and Cubs manager Jim Riggleman went to the mound to talk to Serafini before Williams hit in the 11th.
"If I had to do it over again, I would've put him on," Riggleman said. "Danny's intent was good. The execution wasn't there."
Riggleman had told Serafini not to give Williams anything good to hit.
"Throw around him," Serafini said. "I tried to throw a slider away and I ung it down the middle. He told me `Don't throw a strike' and that's exactly what I did."
Mantei, who blew a save for the second time in 11 chances since Arizona acquired him from Florida on July 9, was hit on the right foot by Hill's ball and left the game with a bruise. Hill was 4-for-5 with two RBIs.
Johnson fanned Sammy Sosa three times and reached double digits for the 18th time in 26 starts this season and the 120th time in his career. He raised his league-leading strikeouts total to 273 and got the 2,600th of his career when Benito Santiago whiffed ending the sixth.
Johnson, who has won twice in his last six starts, gave up three runs two earned six hits and six walks. He lowered his NL-leading ERA to 2.59.
"Randy's been pitching 11 years and smarter people than me haven't figured him out," Riggleman said. "You've just got to get a strike and hit it."
Gary Gaetti's liner struck Johnson in the left elbow in the fourth innings, but the pitcher stayed in the game.
"I never considered coming out," Johnson said.
Andrew Lorraine, making his second start since the Cubs called him up Friday, gave up three runs two earned and nine hits in seven innings.
Arizona went ahead in the first when Luis Gonzalez scored from first as Sosa overran Williams' single to right for an error.
Hill's RBI double tied the score in the bottom half, and Williams' 26th homer put Arizona ahead 3-1 in the third.
Chicago, which has lost five straight and 11 of 14, tied the score in the sixth on an RBI grounder by Manny Alexander and a run-scoring error by Bell on a relay from second.
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