CHICAGO (AP) — Rafael Ortega hit a walk-off dwelling run within the backside of the ninth inning and the Chicago Cubs ended their longest dwelling dropping streak with a 6-4 win over the Colorado Rockies on Monday evening.
Pinch-hitter Jason Heyward began the ninth with a single, and Ortega got here up an out later and hit the sport’s solely homer to proper because the Cubs scored 5 runs within the remaining two innings to snap a 13-game dropping streak at Wrigley Area, the longest in franchise historical past.
Reliever David Bard (7-9) allowed the game-winner after a walk-filled eighth inning helped the Cubs to get nearer.
Rockies reliever Jhoulys Chacin walked the bases loaded on 12 straight pitches to begin the eighth and Michael Hermosillo doubled to cap a three-run rally that tied the sport at 4-all.
Sam Hilliard singled dwelling a pair to cap a three-run first for the Rockies, who later acquired a sacrifice fly from Connor Joe. C.J. Cron had three hits for Colorado, which dropped its second straight after a five-game profitable streak.
Manuel Rodriguez (2-2) earned the victory after pitching the ninth for Chicago.
The Cubs additionally loaded the bases with no outs within the sixth, however Antonio Senzatela gave up only a run after getting David Bote to floor right into a double play. Hermosillo’s pop-up ended the inning.
Kyle Hendricks, looking for an MLB-best fifteenth win, gave up the primary 4 Colorado runs on 9 hits whereas putting out six with no walks.
Senzatela remains to be on the lookout for his first victory since June 2 after permitting 5 hits and an earned run whereas putting out six within the first six innings.
The Cubs’ first good scoring probability got here within the fifth inning, when Andrew Romine walked and Hendricks adopted him with a two-out single. Colorado third baseman Ryan McMahon stored the house staff scoreless, nonetheless, by monitoring down Rafael Ortega’s blooper in shallow left together with his again to the plate.
Rockies: OF Raimel Tapia (toe sprain) did a wide range of drills earlier than the sport and will start a rehab project later this week. He’s been on the 10-day harm checklist since Aug. 8. … Infielder Rio Ruiz was recalled from Triple-A Albuquerque and optioned INF Alan Trejo there earlier than the sport.
Cubs: Supervisor David Ross stated INF Nico Hoerner didn’t re-injure the precise indirect that despatched him to the harm checklist throughout Monday’s rehab recreation with Class-A South Bend. The membership will re-evaluate Hoerner, who’s been out since July 29, later this week.
Colorado righthander Germán Márquez (11-9, 3.80) faces lefty Justin Steele (3-2, 3.22) on Tuesday evening.
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