Colorado Rockies: Rocks Avoid Sweep Against Chicago Cubs
In a matinee game at Wrigley Field between the Colorado Rockies and the Chicago Cubs, Colorado was looking to avoid a three-game sweep on the road. A strong pitching performance by Peter Lambert in his MLB debut helped out the cause in a 3-1 win over Chicago.
He pitched seven very strong innings and his command was in control all afternoon long. Lambert only gave up four hits and one run. He only walked one batter and struck out nine.
The Cubs cut the lead in half on an RBI single by Javier Baez in the bottom of the sixth-inning.
Colorado tacked on one more run in the top of the seventh inning on a Chris Iannetta sacrifice fly.
The losing pitcher for Chicago in this game was Jose Quintana (4-5). He pitched 7.1 effective innings. Quintana gave up six hits and three runs. He also struck out four batters.
The Colorado Rockies improve to 32-29 on the year and the Chicago Cubs drop to 34-27 on the year. Colorado is still a couple of games back of the Atlanta Braves for the second wild-card spot in the National League and Chicago is now tied for first place in the NL Central with the Milwaukee Brewers.
Entering the day, Milwaukee was one game back of the Cubs for first place and the Brewers were able to knock off the Miami Marlins 5-1 this afternoon.
The next series for the Rockies is the New York Mets on the road. That three-game series starts on Friday night. The next series for the Cubs is the St. Louis Cardinals at home for three games starting on Friday night.
Chicago and Colorado will both play each other for three games again next Monday-Wednesday in Colorado at Coors Field.
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