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Cubs prime Rockies to finish 13-game Wrigley Area shedding streak

Rafael Ortega hit a walk-off residence run within the backside of the ninth inning and the Chicago Cubs ended their longest residence shedding streak with a 6-Four win over the Colorado Rockies on Monday night time.

Pinch-hitter Jason Heyward began the ninth with a single, and Ortega got here up an out later and hit the sport’s solely homer to proper because the Cubs scored 5 runs within the closing two innings to snap a 13-game shedding streak at Wrigley Area, the longest in franchise historical past.

“It’s no secret we haven’t gained just lately,” Ortega stated by a translator. “We haven’t performed nicely, however this exhibits the combat we have now. It actually felt good immediately to get that win.”


Reliever David Bard (7-9) allowed the game-winner after a walk-filled eighth inning helped the Cubs to get nearer.

“I don’t assume I’ve smiled after a recreation shortly,” stated Cubs supervisor David Ross, whose staff is 5-18 because the commerce deadline. “It was good.”

Rockies reliever Jhoulys Chacin walked the bases loaded on 12 straight pitches to begin the eighth and Michael Hermosillo doubled to cap a three-run rally that tied the sport at 4-all.

“That was an aberration,” Rockies supervisor Bud Black stated of Chacin’s dozen pitches. “That was a tricky one for J.C. Nobody feels worse than him.”

Sam Hilliard singled residence a pair to cap a three-run first for the Rockies, who later bought a sacrifice fly from Connor Joe. C.J. Cron had three hits for Colorado, which dropped its second straight after a five-game successful streak.

Manuel Rodriguez (2-2) earned the victory after pitching the ninth for Chicago.

The Cubs additionally loaded the bases with no outs within the sixth, however Antonio Senzatela gave up only a run after getting David Bote to floor right into a double play. Hermosillo’s pop-up ended the inning.

Kyle Hendricks, looking for an MLB-best 15th win, gave up the primary 4 Colorado runs on 9 hits whereas hanging out six with no walks.

Senzatela continues to be searching for his first victory since June 2 after permitting 5 hits and an earned run whereas hanging out six within the first six innings.


The Cubs’ first good scoring probability got here within the fifth inning, when Andrew Romine walked and Hendricks adopted him with a two-out single. Colorado third baseman Ryan McMahon stored the house staff scoreless, nonetheless, by monitoring down Rafael Ortega’s blooper in shallow left along with his again to the plate.


Rockies: OF Raimel Tapia (toe sprain) did a wide range of drills earlier than the sport and will start a rehab task later this week. He’s been on the 10-day damage listing since Aug. 8. … Infielder Rio Ruiz was recalled from Triple-A Albuquerque and INF Alan Trejo was optioned there earlier than the sport.

Cubs: Ross stated INF Nico Hoerner didn’t re-injure the suitable indirect that despatched him to the damage listing throughout Monday’s rehab recreation with Class-A South Bend. The membership will re-evaluate Hoerner, who’s been out since July 29, later this week.


Colorado righthander Germán Márquez (11-9, 3.80) faces lefty Justin Steele (3-2, 3.22) on Tuesday night time.


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