Colorado 10, Chi. Cubs 5

Boxscore | Recap
Tuesday, September 25, 2012 8:40 PM
Location - Coors Field
Temperature - 54°
Umpires - Home Plate - James Hoye, First Base - Jim Joyce, Second Base - Alan Porter, Third Base - Jim Reynolds,
Attendance - 26660

Final Scoring Summary

Final 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 X R H E
Chi. Cubs 3 0 1 1 0 0 0 5 7 0
Colorado 0 1 2 3 3 1 10 15 1

Team Records

Team W/L Home Away Streak
Chi. Cubs 59-95 37-41 22-54 L3
Colorado 60-94 33-46 27-48 W2

Recap

Rockies 10, Cubs 5 (7 inn., rain): Wilin Rosario and Matt McBride homered and host Colorado rallied from an early deficit to win the opener of the three-game series.

Leadoff hitter Dave Sappelt sparked Chicago's three-run first inning with his first major-league home run, and the Cubs led 4-1 before the Rockies answered in the bottom of the third on Tyler Colvin’s two-run triple off Chris Rusin (1-3).

After scoring three runs in the fourth, the Rockies drew clear in the fifth on McBride’s three-run homer off Rafael Solis. Chris Nelson drove in a run in the sixth with one of his three hits before the game was called after a 48-minute rain delay in the middle of the seventh.

Jorge De La Rosa allowed four runs (two earned) over three innings in his second start this season. Carlos Torres (5-3) earned the win in relief for Colorado, which won its second straight after losing nine in a row.

Starlin Castro belted a solo homer in the third for the Cubs, who have dropped seven of their last eight games and need to win four of their final eight contests to avoid 100 losses.

GAME NOTEBOOK: Rosario recorded his fifth consecutive multi-hit game. He leads all NL rookies in home runs (27) and RBI (70). …The Cubs fell to 0-14 against NL West teams on the road. … Colorado INF DJ LeMahieu had three hits and came within a home run of hitting for the cycle.

Top Game Performances

Starting Pitchers
Chi. Cubs   Colorado
Christopher Rusin Player Jorge De La Rosa
Loss W/L No Decision
3.2 IP 3.0
0 Strikeouts 2
7 Hits 5
14.73 ERA 6.00
Hitting
Chi. Cubs   Colorado
Welington Castillo Player DJ LeMahieu
2 Hits 3
1 RBI 1
0 HR 0
3 TB 6
.667 Avg 1.000

Team Stats Summary

Team Hits HR TB Avg LOB K RBI BB SB Errors
Chi. Cubs 7 2 16 .250 11 6 4 2 0 0
Colorado 15 2 27 .469 16 3 10 1 0 1

Upcoming Games

  • Colorado will play their next game at home against Chi. Cubs. The Rockies have a W/L % of .390 after a win and .389 after a loss.
  • Chi. Cubs will play their next game on the road against Colorado. The Cubs have a W/L % of .400 after a win and .372 after a loss.