Rockies Vs. Cubs Final Score: Chicago Rallies In Eighth To Defeat Colorado, 5-3

Jeff Samardzija overcame a shaky start to his outing and his Chicago Cubs teammates tagged the Colorado Rockies for three runs in the bottom of the eighth inning to win the first game of the weekend series, 5-3, on Friday afternoon at Wrigley Field.

Samardzija gave up solo blasts to Colorado third baseman Chris Nelson and left fielder Carlos Gonzalez in the second and third innings, following the Rockies' first run of the game coming home on a wild pitch in the first.

The Cubs responded with a pair of homers of their own in the fifth inning after left fielder Alfonso Soriano and catcher Welington Castillo went deep off of Colorado starting pitcher Drew Pomeranz. It was Soriano's 23rd long ball of the season.

Center fielder Brett Jackson hit his second homer of the season in the bottom of the eighth to tie the game, before outfielder Joe Mather knocked home the go-ahead run on a single to right center.

The Cubs would add another insurance run in the frame after first baseman Anthony Rizzo scored on a throwing error by Rockies reliever Matt Reynolds.

For more on the Cubs, check out Bleed Cubbie Blue, and for everything on the Rockies, head over to Purple Row.

Trending Discussions

X
Log In Sign Up

forgot?
Log In Sign Up

Forgot password?

We'll email you a reset link.

If you signed up using a 3rd party account like Facebook or Twitter, please login with it instead.

Forgot password?

Try another email?

Almost done,

Join SB Nation Chicago

You must be a member of SB Nation Chicago to participate.

We have our own Community Guidelines at SB Nation Chicago. You should read them.

Join SB Nation Chicago

You must be a member of SB Nation Chicago to participate.

We have our own Community Guidelines at SB Nation Chicago. You should read them.

Spinner

Authenticating

Great!

Choose an available username to complete sign up.

In order to provide our users with a better overall experience, we ask for more information from Facebook when using it to login so that we can learn more about our audience and provide you with the best possible experience. We do not store specific user data and the sharing of it is not required to login with Facebook.