CHICAGO (AP) – Randal Grichuk had two hits and two RBIs, and the Colorado Rockies defeated the Chicago Cubs 4-3 on Sunday, taking a rare second consecutive victory on the tour.
Connor Joe scored a solo homer for the last place in Colorado and Brendan Rodgers was eliminated from the round. With a four-round early lead, Ryan Feltner (3-8) played 5 1/3 innings in three rounds for his first win since August 9.
“It helps you settle in,” Feltner said of the early lead. “Our offensive did a great job with the second pitcher and it was really great. I overtook a lot of the strikers and that helped. “
Colorado ties with Kansas City for worst road record in the 24-48 major tournaments. The first road series victory from July 7-10 in Arizona came in two out of three at Wrigley Field. He also closed a 3-2 trip against the White Sox and Cubs on his first winning trip from June 7-12.
“We didn’t wave the clubs very well, but on this trip we thrashed really well,” said Colorado manager Bud Black. “Proud of the pitching team. Everyone has contributed in many ways.
Yan Gomes scored and drove three times for the Cubs, who lost 4-0 after two innings. David Bote had two hits.
After his first major league victory against the Mets in New York, Cubs starter Javier Assad (1-2) struggled with control. He took four walks in two rounds and was charged with four runs and two hits.
“When you don’t have the command, it’s hard to get into the flow, the rhythm,” said Chicago manager David Ross. “They weren’t chasing outside the zone. He was a little too close to the edges, maybe he was just a little in a hurry. “
Known as the freeswing band, the Rockies have been patient and it paid off.
“Their guy fought and we made him throw his punches,” said Black. “I thought we were very stubborn … and we didn’t chase.”
Feltner allowed six hits, scored four, and gone one. Right has gone 0-5 with an ERA of 6.28 in his previous six starts.
“He took a few steps, but overall I liked the way we threw the ball,” said Black. “Our bullpen was outstanding.”
Daniel Bard made a perfect ninth place in his 32nd defense.
Charlie Blackmon had two hits, walked and scored a run for Colorado. The four-time All-Star collapsed 5 out of 44 before scoring three extra-time in ninth place on Saturday.
The Rockies jumped 3-0 in the first as Assad worked hard, throwing 41 lifts and walking three.
Rodgers went in first gear with a dropout. Grichuk knocked out in half with a single, only hit in the rally.
Joe scored 4-0 in the second leg against his seventh goalscorer, making a left-turn.
Gomes’ second single from the game made two runs in the third. His solo hit deep to the left in sixth place took him to 4-3.
HE IS’NT BAD
It was the 38th game with many hits by Grichuk.
Joe got a big party in the dugout after his homeer. He wrestled on the board, hitting just 0.152 with seven hits and two RBIs as of August 1.
His homer was his first since August 19.
“My teammates are great,” said Joe. “They were amazing to me. Get in, make an impact, support the team, feel good.
The Cubs released infielder Frank Schwindel after he cleared the waivers. He was scheduled for assignment on Saturday.
Colorado put right-handed Alex Colomé on the bereavement list and brought in right-handed Gavin Hollowell from Double-A Hartford.
Rockies: Rodgers came out on the second with left hamstring tense.
Cubs: RHP Keegan Thompson (Lower Back Compression) was at the club after starting rehab with Iowa Triple-A on Friday. Thompson leads the Cubs with nine wins and hopes to return this season. … SS Nico Hoerner (triceps tension) practiced on the pitch and planned to play to 90 feet. Hope to come back this season. … C Willson Contreras (sprained left ankle) also performed well on the pitch. At the end of the session, he tossed the ball from around the left field high up into the center stand.
IN THE FUTURE
Rocky: RHP Chad Kuhl (6-9, 5.33 ERA) will face San Francisco RHP Jakob Junis (4-6, 4.15 ERA) on Monday night at Coors Field.
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