CHICAGO -- After losing an early four-run lead, it was a lift from a pair of players looking to get going on their own that put the Cubs over the top. Addison Russell launched a go-ahead solo-shot to left and Kyle Schwarber cranked another deep to right in the sixth inning as the Cubs took the final game against the Rockies, 7-5, Sunday afternoon at Wrigley Field to stave off the sweep and snap a seven-game Rockies winning streak.
Cubs hit four homers, end Rockies 7 game win streak
Unlike in Game 3, it was the Cubs who pulled ahead from the jump.Anthony Rizzo hit a first-inning RBI double and Ben Zobrist smashed a three-run homer, all before the Cubs made the first out of the game. Starter Jake Arrieta looked like he was poised to hold the lead, but he ran into trouble in the fifth inning, where his day came to an end. Arrieta allowed five hits, three walks and four runs and left the game with a no-decision after 4 1/3 innings. Closer Wade Davis allowed the final run for the Cubs.
Rockies starter Antonio Senzatela battled after allowing the big first inning, though his day was a short one as well. Senzatela worked around runners on the corners with nobody out in the fourth inning -- striking out Arrieta, Jon Jay and Kris Bryant to keep the deficit at 4-0 -- but he was out of the game by the next inning. Jordan Lyles would be next up to pitch, with Chris Rusin likely unavailable after throwing 32 pitches on Friday, but his day was finished after allowing the two solo home runs.
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