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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