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Cubs vs. Rockies: Colorado sweeps Chicago after 7-5 win on Thursday

The Colorado Rockies got an elusive sweep on Thursday, knocking the Cubs out 7-5 for their third straight win over Chicago.

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Rockies seek to finish sweep of Cubs

After another rainy night in Denver saw another Colorado Rockies victory over the Chicago Cubs, Colorado will seek to finish the sweep when the teams meet Thursday afternoon.

In a game that was delayed by rain for an hour and 24 minutes in the seventh inning on Wednesday, the Rockies scored all six of their runs in the first three innings to cruise for the win. Starter Drew Pomeranz got his second victory of the season, tossing five innings and giving up only three hits in his contribution towards the shutout.

Jhoulys Chacin (2-5, 4.73 ERA) will start for Colorado on Thursday following a no-decision in his last start on Sept. 22 against the Arizona Diamondbacks where he threw four innings and surrendered three earned runs in the 8-7 loss.

The Cubs will send Chris Volstad (3-10, 6.22 ERA) to the mound. Volstad also notched a no-decision in his previous start on Sept. 21 after going five innings and giving up three earned runs in a 5-4 win over the St. Louis Cardinals.

First pitch is scheduled for 1:10 p.m. MT at Coors Field, and the game will be seen on Root Sports.


Rockies win another rain-soaked outing, 6-0

For the second-straight night, the Colorado Rockies defeated the Chicago Cubs in a rain-effected game, claiming a 6-0 win after a near 90-minute rain delay during the seventh inning.

The win marks the third straight for the Rockies (61-94), wins that have come after a nine-game losing streak. Tuesday night, Colorado picked up a shortened 10-5 win over the Cubs (59-96) when rain ended the game in the seventh inning.

Drew Pomeranz (2-9) picked up his first win since July 6, striking out three in his five shutout innings. First baseman Jordan Pacheco got the scoring started for the Rockies in the first inning, hitting an RBI double before later being driven home. Colorado would add four more runs in the third inning, keyed by a leadoff solo home run from Charlie Blackmon.

The Rockies go for the series sweep Thursday with Jhoulys Chacin (2-5, 4.73 ERA) on the mound, who will pitch against Chicago's Chris Volstad (3-10, 6.22).


Colvin, LeMahieu back in lineup against ex-team

The Colorado Rockies will be shooting for a series victory on Wednesday night as they host the Chicago Cubs for the second of a three-game set at Coors Field. Former Cubs Tyler Colvin and DJ LeMahieu, who went a combined 5-for-7 at the plate on Tuesday night, will both be in the lineup once again.

Here are the full lineups:


1. Dave Sappelt RF
2. Darwin Barney 2B
3. Anthony Rizzo 1B
4. Alfonso Soriano LF
5. Starlin Castro SS
6. Welington Castillo C
7. Josh Vitters 3B
8. Joe Mather CF
9. Jason Berken P


1. Josh Rutledge SS
2. Charlie Blackmon LF
3. Jordan Pacheco 1B
4. Wilin Rosario C
5. Tyler Colvin CF
6. Chris Nelson 3B
7. Andrew Brown RF
8. DJ LeMahieu 2B
9. Drew Pomeranz P

Drew Pomeranz, who is still looking for his second victory of the season, will be on the mound for Colorado. Meanwhile, fellow rookie Jason Berken takes a 3.27 ERA to the hill for Chicago.


Rockies vs. Cubs: Drew Pomeranz seeks second win

All of a sudden, the Colorado Rockies are on a winning streak. After snapping their nine-game losing skid, they won their second straight on Monday night in a rain drenched game against the Chicago Cubs. Drew Pomeranz might finally get a chance to get his second win of the season, which has eluded him all year, against the Cubs in game two of their series on Tuesday.

Pomeranz (1-9, 5.30 ERA) has had a mixture of bad baseball and bad luck in his first full season with the Rockies and hasn't gotten a win in his last thirteen starts. He'll face off against Jason Berken (0-1, 3.27 ERA), who will be starting only his third game of the season for the Cubs.

The Colorado offense has lit aflame over the past two games, led by rookie of the year candidate Willin Rosario leading the way. Rosario hit his 27th home run of the season against the Cubs on Monday and has put together a long streak of three-hit games.

The game will be at Coors Field at 6:40 p.m. MT.


Rockies explode for 10 runs to drop Cubs

Unable to make it through a full nine innings on Tuesday night due to rain, the Colorado Rockies won a seven-inning game with the Chicago Cubs to kick off the series, 10-5.

Rockies hitters racked up 15 hits in the win, and were led by a pair of three-hit performances from Chris Nelson and DJ LeMahieu. The 24-year-old LeMahieu not only finished a perfect 3-for-3 from the plate, but ended the game just a home run shy of hitting for the cycle.

Forced to stop play in the top of the seventh inning, the two teams endured a 48-minute rain delay before the game was eventually called by umpires. Rockies pitcher Carlos Torres walked away with his fifth victory of the season for his work to help spell left-handed starter Jorge De La Rosa, while Cubs pitcher Chris Rusin saw his earned-run average climb to 7.30 with the woeful effort that earned him the loss.

The Rockies will use Drew Pomeranz (1-9, 5.30 ERA) on Wednesday in Game 2 of the series against winless Chicago righty Jason Berken (0-1, 3.27 ERA).


Rockies-Cubs halted by rain in 7th

Despite being red-hot from the plate as a team on Tuesday night, the Colorado Rockies were forced to take shelter in the dugout due to a rain delay in their game with the Chicago Cubs.

The Rockies responded accordingly after serving up three Chicago runs in the top of the first, and managed to plate a whopping 10 runs on 15 hits before even having a chance to bat in the bottom of the seventh. While all eight starting position players have already recorded a base hit in the game, no player has been more integral to Tuesday's offensive explosion than second baseman DJ LeMahieu.

The 24-year-old LeMahieu entered the day with just one career home run in 262 career at-bats, but is currently exactly one homer short of hitting for the cycle against the Cubs due to a monster 3-3 night. A significant piece of the Tyler Colvin trade with the Cubs back in December of last year, LeMahieu's RBI double in the fourth helped the Rockies chase Chicago starter Chris Rusin from the mound prematurely.

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