On a rainy night in Chicago, plenty of things went wrong for both the Chicago Cubs and the Colorado Rockies. But the Rockies pulled out the 5-3 victory thanks to Starlin Castro's three errors in the second inning.
To start the inning, Troy Tulowitzki reached first base on Castro's first fielding error of the inning. After a Todd Helton strike out, Seth Smith singled to put runners on first and third. Jose Lopez followed with a ball hit to Castro, who failed to get the ball properly again. This allowed Tulowitzki to score. And then on the very next play, Chris Iannetta hit into a fielder's choice, but botched the throw and allowed two runs to score, tying the game at three.
That was the bad for the Cubs. The bad struck for the Rockies in the bottom of the first. Kosuke Fukudome (who out hit the Rockies, 5-4) started the frame off with a single off Esmil Rogers and then scored on a Darwin Barney first career home run, a two-run shot to left field. Alfonso Soriano later added a sac fly to score former Rockie Jeff Baker. But Rogers settled down after that and left the game after 5.1 innings, four walks (two came in the first) and three strikeouts.
The game turned in favor of the Rockies in the fifth inning on, yes, another error. This time Matt Garza made an errant throw to second base, allowing Esmil Rogers to score. A Carlos Gonzalez ground out immediately followed to score Jonathan Herrera.
Matt Lindstrom, Rafael Betancourt and Huston Street kept the Cubs in check for the final 3.2 innings. Street picked up his eighth save to secure Rogers' third victory of the season.
This series continues on Tuesday night at 6:05 p.m. MT. Jorge De La Rosa takes on James Russell.