CHICAGO, IL - AUGUST 26: Catcher Wilin Rosario #20 of the Colorado Rockies talks with starting pitcher Jhoulys Chacin #45 during the fifth inning against the Chicago Cubs at Wrigley Field on August 26, 2012 in Chicago, Illinois. (Photo by Brian Kersey/Getty Images)

Rockies Vs. Cubs: Colorado Drops Series To Chicago

The Colorado Rockies saw rain fall from the sky and their chances of beating the Chicago Cubs. The Rockies dropped Sunday's finale, 5-0.

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Rockies Vs. Cubs Final Score: Chicago Takes Series With 5-0 Victory On Sunday

The Colorado Rockies dropped their series with the Chicago Cubs on Sunday following a 3-0 shutout loss that included two rain delays. The first forced the start of the game two-plus hours later than scheduled and the second came in the ninth. Eventually the game was called after more than 30 minutes of waiting.

The Cubs led the Rockies after seven innings, 2-0, on an RBI ground out in the second inning and a sixth-inning single, both by Darwin Barney. Jhoulys Chacin (1-4, 5.55 ERA) allowed the first run and went five innings, surrendering five hits and striking out three. Adam Ottavino surrendered the other run in the first of his two innings on the mound.

Then in the eighth inning, the Cubs came up with three more runs, connecting for them off Will Harris. Harris entered the game with two men on and proceeded to walk Darwin Barney, loading the bases. Joe Mather hit a sac fly to score Starlin Castro, pushing Brett Jackson to third base and Barney to second. A wild pitch allowed Jackson to score and a David DeJesus single plated Barney for the third run.

Chris Volstad (1-6, 6.28 ERA) picked up his first win of the season and snapped a winless streak of 24 games. He allowed three hits and struck out three in 6.2 innings.

The Rockies (51-75, 25-36 away) head home to host the Los Angeles Dodgers on Monday. Jeff Francis will face the newly acquired Josh Beckett.

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Rockies Vs. Cubs: Colorado, Chicago Starting Lineups For Sunday's Game

The Rockies will send Jhoulys Chacin to the mound on Sunday as Colorado looks to take the rubber match of this three-game weekend set with the Chicago Cubs. Chacin struggled earlier in the year before hitting the disabled list with right shoulder inflammation, but looked good on Tuesday in his return, allowing just one run and four hits in six innings of work.

Here is Sunday's Colorado lineup, via MLB.com's Rockies reporter, Thomas Harding:

The Cubs lineup, courtesy of the team's official twitter feed:

First pitch is scheduled for 12:20 p.m. MST. The game will be televised on ROOT Sports and available on the radio on 850 KOA.

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Rockies Vs. Cubs: Colorado Out For Series Victory Against Chicago

The Colorado Rockies put Friday's loss to the Chicago Cubs behind them on Saturday and pulled out a late-inning charge for a 4-3 win. A series victory on Sunday is possible, and it most certainly would be a good way to head back to Coors Field on Monday.

Jhoulys Chacin (1-3, 6.16 ERA) is making just his second start since coming off a three-month stint on the disabled list. He was impressive in his return on Tuesday against the New York Mets, picking up his first win of the year after throwing six innings of one-run ball. He walked zero batters, struck out two and allowed four hits.

Chris Volstad (0-9, 6.88 ERA) will look to join the ranks of the winners by the end of the game, but that will require some solid pitching on his part. In his 13 starts this season, Volstad has seen his Cubs go just 1-12. While not spectacular, he has pitched decently over his last few starts, most recently allowing four runs over six innings to the Cincinnati Reds. He struck out four in the 5-4 loss.

First pitch will take place at 12:20 p.m. MT. ROOT Sports will have the television broadcast while 850 KOA has the radio broadcast.

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Rockies Vs. Cubs Final Score: Josh Rutledge, Andrew Brown Lead Colorado To 4-3 Victory

The Colorado Rockies beat the Chicago Cubs, 4-3, on Saturday afternoon behind home runs from Josh Rutledge and Andrew Brown.

With the Rockies trailing 3-0 in the fifth inning, Josh Rutledge pinch-hit for starter Alex White, who had reached his pitch count limit, and hit a two-run homer off of Cubs starter Brooks Raley. In the following inning, Andrew Brown tied the game with a solo shot off of former Rockie Manuel Corpas, who was saddled with the loss.

The Rockies would plate the eventual winning run in the seventh inning, as Carlos Gonzalez beat out the back-end of a possible double play, which allowed DJ LeMahieu to score from third. Meanwhile, four relievers, led by piggy-backer Carlos Torres, kept the Cubs scoreless as Colorado's bats went to work. Torres was awarded with the win.

White allowed two earned runs on five hits in four innings, striking out four and walking one. He allowed a two-run homer to Brett Jackson. White and Raley, who went five innings and allowed two runs on five hits while striking out four, did not figure into the decision.

The rubber match will take place at 12:20 p.m. MT on Sunday. Jhoulys Chacin (1-3, 6.16 ERA) will look to build on a successful return to the rotation for the Rockies, while Chris Volstad (0-9, 6.88) will be aiming for his first win of 2012 for the Cubs.

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Rockies Vs. Cubs: Can Colorado Find Its Winning Ways Again?

The Colorado Rockies play the Chicago Cubs on Saturday afternoon looking to make up for letting Friday's game get away from them late, resulting in a 5-3 loss. It ended a five-game winning streak for Colorado and was a stark reminder of how overtaxed the bullpen has become as a result of the four-man, tandem rotation.

The Rockies will look for Alex White (2-6, 5.55 ERA) to pitch deeper than four innings into the game, but that's been tough for him this season. With the rough 75-pitch count the Rockies' rotation is on, White has pitched four innings in each of his last four starts; however, he has gotten a bit better each start. In his last time start, he allowed one run on three hits in a no-decision against the Mets. He has not factored into a game's win or loss since he returned to the majors in August, a span of five starts.

Brooks Raley (1-2, 7.63 ERA) makes just his fourth career start on Saturday. He picked up his first win in Aug. 18 by throwing 5.1 innings of four-run ball. However, the final score of the game was 9-7 over the Cincinnati Reds.

First pitch is scheduled for 11:05 a.m. MT. The game can be seen on ROOT Sports and heard on 850 KOA.

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Rockies Vs. Cubs Final Score: Chicago Stops Colorado's Winning Streak With 5-3 Victory

The Colorado Rockies were defeated by the Chicago Cubs by a final score of 5-3 on Friday afternoon at Wrigley Field. With the loss, the Rockies' season-high five-game winning streak is over.

Colorado jumped out to a 3-0 lead on Cubs starter Jeff Samardzija after three innings, on the strength of home runs from Chris Nelson and Carlos Gonzalez. However, Rockies starter Drew Pomeranz once again displayed an inability to pitch effectively into the fifth inning, allowing solo home runs to Alfonso Soriano and Wellington Castillo. Still, he exited after five innings in position to win the game. Unfortunately, the bullpen, which has been so strong lately, faltered in the eighth inning.

Matt Belisle allowed a game-tying homer to Brett Jackson to lead off the frame, then proceeded to allow back-to-back hits to Luis Valbuena and Joe Mather, which gave the Cubs a lead that they wouldn't relinquish.

The Rockies didn't score a run after the third inning, and had just three hits in that span, two of which came off the bat of DJ LeMahieu. Chris Nelson's one-out double in the top of the ninth was the other, but LeMahieu and pinch-hitter Josh Rutledge were unable to come through against Cubs closer Carlos Marmol.

The Rockies fall to 50-74 on the season, while the Cubs improve to 48-76.

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Dexter Fowler Could Be Available To Pinch-hit On Sunday, According To Report

Dexter Fowler won't be available when the Colorado Rockies open their three-game series against the Chicago Cubs and may not be available for the entire series because of a sprained ankle. The latest update indicates that the best case scenario would see him available off of the bench on Sunday, when the Rockies and Cubs are wrapping things up at Wrigley Field.

Fowler injured himself on Wednesday night when he rolled his ankle on second base in a game against the New York Mets. He had to be helped off of the field by two trainers.

The injury could not come at a worse time for Fowler, who has been red hot of late. He is hitting .588 in his last seven games and has boosted his average 19 points to .307 since August 7.

While the Rockies still remain in the NL West basement, they have won five straight and nine of their last 11. After three games in Chicago, they will head home to Coors Field for three games with the Los Angeles Dodgers.

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Rockies Vs. Cubs: Colorado Rolls Into Wrigley Field

The Colorado Rockies head into Wrigley Field on a season-best five game winning streak.

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