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Rockies beat Cubs in 10 innings

Chicago,  IL (SportsNetwork.com)  - Brandon Barnes singled in the go-ahead run 
in  the 10th inning  to boost the Colorado Rockies over the Chicago Cubs, 6-4, 
on Wednesday. 

Wesley  Wright  (0-2) walked Nolan Arenado  and Drew Stubbs before giving up a 
one-out  single to Michael McKenry. Barnes stepped to the plate with the bases 
loaded and hit a single to left. Stubbs then scored on a wild pitch to make it 

Adam Ottavino worked around a two-out single in the bottom half of the 10th to 
pick up his first save in the big leagues. 

The  Rockies had  dropped the  first two  contests of  this four-game  series, 
including a 16-inning loss on Tuesday. 

"The  way we've  lost some games, it  seems like it's been Murphy's Law around 
here,  so it  was nice to see us  fight for that win because they haven't been 
coming easy," Rockies manager Walt Weiss said. 

Brett  Anderson got the start for Colorado and struck out nine while giving up 
two  runs on 11 hits over seven innings. Rob Scahill (1-0) pitched a scoreless 
ninth  for his second major league win. He was recalled from Triple-A Colorado 
Springs before the game. 

Chicago  starter Travis Wood set a career high with 11 strikeouts, but remains 
winless  in  eight starts dating to  a 3-0 win  at Philadelphia on June 15. He 
gave up four runs on eight hits over six innings. 

"It  was definitely a  positive," Wood said. "I had good command of most of my 
stuff. Missed with a few and they made me pay." 

The Cubs tied the game at four on Luis Valbuena's two-run homer in the eighth. 
Tom  Kahnle was  almost out  of  the inning  after recording  two quick  outs. 
Starlin  Castro  then hit a  deep fly  ball to the  wall in center that Stubbs 
dropped.  Castro reached second on the error and scored on Valbuena's blast to 

Earlier,  the Rockies  jumped out  to a  1-0 lead  in the  first. Arenado  hit 
a two-out double to left and raced home on Justin Morneau's single to left. 

Colorado  tacked on  two more  runs  in the  second.  McKenry led  off with  a 
single  and  crossed the  plate on  Charlie Culberson's  double to left. After 
Anderson struck out looking, Charlie Blackmon hit an RBI double to left-center 

The Cubs  finally got on the  board in the  fifth. Ryan Sweeney hit a two-out 
single and scored on John Baker's double down the left-field line. 

Each team scored a run in the sixth. McKenry's double scored Stubbs in the top 
half,  while  Chris Coghlan crossed the  plate on Valbuena's infield single in 
the home portion. 

                                   Game Notes 

Prior  to Wednesday's  game, the Cubs acquired pitcher Felix Doubront from the 
Boston  Red Sox  in  exchange for  a  player  to be  named  later ...  Rockies 
outfielder  Carlos Gonzalez was out of the lineup due to soreness in his right 
ankle and left knee. 

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