Patrick Knowledge cracked a tiebreaking three-run homer within the fifth inning, and the Chicago Cubs beat the Colorado Rockies 5-2 within the first sport of a doubleheader on Wednesday.
Knowledge, a 29-year-old having a breakout season, launched a 1-1 slider from Austin Gomber over the left-field bleachers and onto Waveland Avenue for his twenty first dwelling run. Knowledge entered the yr with 4 homers in 48 video games over three seasons with the Cardinals, Rangers and Cubs.
David Bote and Austin Romine additionally homered for Chicago, which gained its second straight at Wrigley Subject after a team-record 13-game dwelling dropping streak.
General, Chicago is 4-3 following a 12-game skid.
C.J. Cron hit his team-leading twenty second homer for the Rockies, who’ve misplaced three straight following a five-game profitable streak.
Cubs starter Zach Davies allowed two runs on three hits and struck out six in 4 2/3 innings. The wiry right-hander went 0-4 with an 8.25 ERA in his earlier 5 begins.
Codi Heuer (5-2) received the subsequent 4 outs for his first win as a Cub. Adam Morgan pitched an ideal seventh for his first save.
Gomber (9-8) allowed 5 runs on 5 hits in 4 2/3 innings. The lefty struck out eight and walked one.
The twinbill was scheduled after Tuesday night time’s sport was rained out.
Cron homered to heart off Davies’ 3-0 sinker with one out within the second to present the Rockies a 1-0 lead. Bote went deep to left within the backside half to tie it.
Brendan Rodgers singled in a run within the third to place the Rockies again forward, 2-1.
Romine lined his first homer in 13 video games this season down the left-field line to tie it within the fourth.
The Rockies recalled INF Joshua Fuentes from Triple-A Albuquerque because the twenty seventh man for the second sport of the doubleheader. The Cubs hadn’t introduced their twenty seventh man earlier than the conclusion of the primary sport.
Rockies: LF Connor Joe collided onerous with CF Sam Hilliard and dropped to the bottom after Joe caught Frank Schwindel’s flyball within the first. Joe remained within the sport after being checked by a coach. … OF Raimel Tapia (toe sprain) will report back to Triple-A Albuquerque this weekend for a rehab project and will return subsequent week at Texas, supervisor Bud Black stated. Tapia has been on the 10-day damage checklist since Aug. 8.
Cubs: Supervisor David Ross doesn’t know when C Willson Contreras (sprained proper knee) might be again behind the plate, however the two-time All-Star may very well be again within the lineup as a DH this weekend towards the crosstown White Sox.
Rockies RHP Germán Márquez (11-9, 3.80 ERA) faces Cubs LHP Justin Steele (2-2, 3.22) within the second sport.