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National League Game Summary - Colorado at Chicago



(Monday, July 28)

Final Score: Chicago 4, Colorado 1

Chicago, IL (SportsNetwork.com) - Tsuyoshi Wada pitched seven innings to lead the Chicago Cubs to a 4-1 win over the Colorado Rockies to begin a four-game series.

Wada (1-1) notched his first career win after giving up just one run on five hits with a walk and six strikeouts for the Cubs, who had lost four of five coming in. Anthony Rizzo drove in two in the win.

"I thought he had a really good mix of pitches out there," said Chicago manager Rick Renteria about Wada. "He was using his fastball effectively and his secondary pitches were locating really well."

Yohan Flande (0-3) is still looking for his first win after allowing two runs on four hits in 6 2/3 innings for the Rockies, who have lost their past two.

"He did an outstanding job for us tonight," said Colorado manager Walt Weiss. "He went deep in the game and that helped because our bullpen is kind of banged up right now."

The game stayed scoreless until the fourth inning as Emilio Bonifacio singled and Arismendy Alcantara followed with a double. Rizzo's groundout plated one, and a sacrifice fly from Justin Ruggiano scored the second for a 2-0 lead.

Colorado had left a man on second in the third and fifth innings, before finally pushing a run through in the sixth.

With one out, back-to-back singles from Charlie Blackmon and DJ LeMahieu left runners at the corners before a single to center from Nolan Arenado with two outs made it a one-run game. Wilin Rosario followed with a groundout to end the inning.

Brandon Barnes led off with a walk in the seventh for the Rockies, but Ben Paulsen hit into a double play and Charlie Culberson followed with a fly out to end the frame.

Chicago put the game away in the eighth as John Baker scored on an errant pickoff throw from Nick Masset with runners on the corners, and Rizzo added an RBI single later in the inning.

Game Notes

Colorado was just 1-for-8 with runners in scoring position as the team left five men on base ... Chicago and Colorado split six meetings last season.

07/29 01:17:14 ET

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Scoreboard
Local
4th
CHA 107
ATL 93
 
3rd
CAR 3
NJD 1
 
Final
NYY 2
BAL 10
Final
TAM 6
BOS 9
Final
MIA 1
HOU 1
Final
MIN 7
PHI 1
Final
DET 4
STL 3
Final
PIT 8
TOR 3
Final
TOR 3
ATL 5
Final
NYM 10
WAS 2
Final
CIN 9
CHC 5
Final
MIL 2
CLE 3
Final
CHC 18
COL 4
Final
CWS 4
OAK 10
Final
TEX 2
SDP 3
Final
SEA 8
SFG 9
Final
ARI 5
KAN 10
Final
ANA 4
LOS 5
4th
CHA 107
ATL 93
 
Half
CHI 54
NYK 34
 
1st
MIL 18
GSW 19
 
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OKC
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DEN
Final
WISC 85
ARZ 78
2nd
YALE 54
CAN 55
 
1st
KENT 12
ND 11
 
Final
WAS 3
NAS 4
Final
NYI 2
ANA 3
Final
PIT 3
ARI 2
Final
BOS 4
NYR 2
Final
PHI 2
SJS 3
Final
DET 4
TAM 0
2nd Intermission
MON 2
FLA 2
 
3rd
CAR 3
NJD 1
 
3rd
TOR 0
OTT 2
 
2nd
STL 1
CLB 1
 
2nd
MIN 2
LOS 0
 
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