Chi. Cubs 5, Colorado 0

Boxscore | Recap
Sunday, August 26, 2012 2:20 PM
Location - Wrigley Field
Temperature - 73°
Umpires - Home Plate - Derryl Cousins, First Base - Mike Muchlinski, Second Base - Alan Porter, Third Base - Ron Kulpa,
Attendance - 32346

Final Scoring Summary

Final 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 X R H E
Colorado 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 4 2
Chi. Cubs 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 3 5 9 0

Team Records

Team W/L Home Away Streak
Colorado 51-75 26-39 25-36 L1
Chi. Cubs 49-77 32-29 17-48 W1

Recap


Cubs 5, Rockies 0 (8): Chris Volstad snapped a 24-start winless streak by scattering three hits over 6 2/3 solid innings as host Chicago claimed two of three from Colorado after winning a rain-shortened game.

Darwin Barney drove in a pair of runs and Starlin Castro scored three times for the Cubs, who broke the game open with a three-run eighth inning in the pouring rain. David DeJesus capped the scoring with an RBI single as Chicago recorded its 14th win in 18 outings against the Rockies at Wrigley Field.

The game was officially called more than a half hour after the teams completed the eighth inning.

Volstad (1-9) posted his first victory since July 17, 2011 - when he was a member of the then-Florida Marlins. The 25-year-old walked and struck out three before former Rockie Manuel Corpas finished off the seventh inning.

Shawn Camp worked around a two-out double in the eighth to preserve a two-run lead.

After plating Castro with a groundout in the second inning, Barney doubled the Cubs' advantage with an RBI bloop single that sailed just out of the reach of rookie second baseman D.J. LeMahieu in the sixth.

Jhoulys Chacin (1-4) failed in his bid to record his second win since returning from the disabled list with right shoulder inflammation. After tossing six solid innings versus the New York Mets on Tuesday, Chacin permitted one run on five hits in as many frames on Sunday.

GAME NOTEBOOK: The game began after a 2-hour, 23-minute rain delay. ... Rookie Anthony Rizzo, who went 2-for-2, had just seven hits in previous 38 at-bats. ... Colorado, which fell for just the second time in eight contests, will open a three-game set versus the visiting Los Angeles Dodgers on Monday. ... Chicago will host Milwaukee for a four-game set, beginning on Monday.

Top Game Performances

Starting Pitchers
Colorado   Chi. Cubs
Jhoulys Chacin Player Chris Volstad
Loss W/L Win
5.0 IP 6.2
3 Strikeouts 3
5 Hits 3
1.80 ERA 0.00
Hitting
Colorado   Chi. Cubs
Tyler Colvin Player Anthony Rizzo
1 Hits 2
0 RBI 0
0 HR 0
2 TB 2
.333 Avg 1.000

Team Stats Summary

Team Hits HR TB Avg LOB K RBI BB SB Errors
Colorado 4 0 6 .148 7 3 0 3 0 2
Chi. Cubs 9 0 10 .290 18 5 4 6 0 0

Upcoming Games

  • Chi. Cubs will play their next game at home against Milwaukee. The Cubs have a W/L % of .388 after a win and .390 after a loss.
  • Colorado will play their next game at home against LA Dodgers. The Rockies have a W/L % of .392 after a win and .413 after a loss.