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Chicago,  IL (SportsNetwork.com)  - Backup catcher John Baker pitched the 16th 
inning,  then scored the winning run in the home half as the Chicago Cubs beat 
the Colorado Rockies, 4-3, in the second of a four-game set. 

Baker  (1-0) allowed  a one-out  walk in  the top  of the  16th, but  then got 
Cristhian Adames to hit into a 4-6-3 double play. 

With Tyler Matzek (2-5) on the mound, Baker walked and was moved over on a sac 
bunt  from Emilio  Bonifacio.  Arismendy Alcantara  was then  hit  by a  pitch 
and Anthony Rizzo hit a bloop single to shallow left. 

Starlin  Castro  then lifted  a fly ball  to right that  was caught, but Baker 
easily scored to end the marathon. 

At  6 hours and 27 minutes, it was the longest game, time-wise, in the history 
of both clubs. The contest didn't finish until around 1:30 a.m. local time. 

Bonifacio  went  4-for-7 with  a two-run  home run and  two runs scored, while 
Rizzo also drove in a run for the Cubs, who have won their past two. 

Justin  Morneau was  activated from the 15-day disabled list and drove in two. 
Nolan  Arenado  also had  an  RBI  for the  Rockies,  who  have dropped  three 
straight. 

Colorado  starter Jorge De  La Rosa went six innings and gave up three runs on 
six hits with a walk and seven strikeouts, while Chicago starter Edwin Jackson 
allowed three runs on six hits in just four innings of work. 

Colorado  had  runners at  second and  third with one  out in  the 10th and DJ 
LeMahieu  tried  to lay  down a bunt  for the suicide  squeeze, but missed the 
pitch  and  Morneau was caught  in a rundown. LeMahieu  then struck out to end 
the inning. 

Chicago  also had a  chance in the 10th, as Castro singled and moved to second 
on  a sacrifice  bunt. Welington Castillo then launched a pitch to center that 
had  the looks  of a game-winning hit,  but Charlie Blackmon dove and made the 
fully-extended catch to keep the game going. 

The  Rockies scored  three runs  in the  first inning  on an  RBI double  from 
Arenado and a two-run double by Morneau for a 3-0 lead. 

"You go 15 innings without scoring a run you don't deserve to win," Rockies 
manager Walt Weiss said. 

Chicago  got  one back  in the home  half of  the first on  an RBI single from 
Rizzo. 

The Cubs then  tied the game in the  fourth as Junior Lake was hit by a pitch 
and Bonifacio later launched his second home run of the season for a 3-3 game. 

                                   Game Notes 

The  last Chicago  position player to pitch  a game was Joe Mather in 2012 ... 
Colorado  stranded 12 runners while Chicago left 16 men on base ... It was the 
most  innings played in a game this season for Colorado, while Chicago matched 
a mark it set in its second game of the season. 

 
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