Colorado 7, Chi. Cubs 5

Boxscore | Recap
Thursday, September 27, 2012 3:10 PM
Location - Coors Field
Temperature - 59°
Umpires - Home Plate - Alan Porter, First Base - Jim Reynolds, Second Base - James Hoye, Third Base - Jim Joyce,
Attendance - 30288

Final Scoring Summary

Final 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 X R H E
Chi. Cubs 0 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 2 5 13 0
Colorado 3 2 2 0 0 0 0 0 7 12 0

Team Records

Team W/L Home Away Streak
Chi. Cubs 59-97 37-41 22-56 L5
Colorado 62-94 35-46 27-48 W4

Recap


Rockies 7, Cubs 5:
Jordan Pacheco blasted a three-run homer and former Chicago prospect D.J. LeMahieu added a two-run shot as host Colorado completed a three-game sweep.

Rockies starter Jhoulys Chacin (3-5) allowed three runs over five innings and Colorado's bullpen held Chicago at bay until the ninth, when Anthony Rizzo's RBI single pulled the Cubs within three and Alfonso Soriano's double made it 7-5. Rafael Betancourt got out of the jam, recording the final three outs for his 31st save.

Rizzo went 3-for-3 with two walks and launched his 15th home run for Chicago, which has lost nine of its last 10. The Cubs must win four of their final six games to avoid a 100-loss season. 

Cubs starter Chris Volstad (3-11) lasted just three innings, allowing seven runs on 10 hits. The Cubs' bullpen turned in five scoreless frames, but Chicago couldn't muster a rally. 

Pacheco extended his hitting streak to 10 games with a three-run blast to left in the first, and LeMahieu added his two-run shot in the second. The Rockies capped their scoring in the third on Chris Nelson's RBI single and Matt McBride's sacrifice fly.

GAME NOTEBOOK: The Cubs have lost 16 straight road games against National League West opponents. … Cubs 2B Darwin Barney played his 141st consecutive game without an error at second base, tying Placido Polanco's major league record set in 2007. … The Rockies had 12 hits and have recorded double-digit hits in eight straight games. 

Top Game Performances

Starting Pitchers
Chi. Cubs   Colorado
Chris Volstad Player Jhoulys Chacin
Loss W/L Win
3.0 IP 5.0
0 Strikeouts 2
10 Hits 7
21.00 ERA 5.40
Hitting
Chi. Cubs   Colorado
Anthony Rizzo Player Chris Nelson
3 Hits 2
2 RBI 1
1 HR 0
6 TB 2
1.000 Avg .667

Team Stats Summary

Team Hits HR TB Avg LOB K RBI BB SB Errors
Chi. Cubs 13 1 17 .333 22 6 5 4 0 0
Colorado 12 2 18 .400 9 4 7 1 1 0

Upcoming Games

  • Colorado will play their next game on the road against LA Dodgers. The Rockies have a W/L % of .410 after a win and .389 after a loss.
  • Chi. Cubs will play their next game on the road against Arizona. The Cubs have a W/L % of .400 after a win and .365 after a loss.