EditorsNote: Minor fixes, info added on Dahl’s stats
David Bote went 4-for-4 with a double, a homer and a career-high seven RBIs, and the Chicago Cubs held on for a 9-8 win over the visiting Colorado Rockies on Wednesday night.
Bote drilled a three-run homer, a three-run double and a run-scoring single as the Cubs won their third consecutive game. Willson Contreras and Anthony Rizzo drove in one run apiece for Chicago.
David Dahl finished with three RBIs and Nolan Arenado notched two RBIs for the Rockies. Colorado has dropped back-to-back games after winning its previous eight in a row.
Cubs right-hander Brandon Kintzler (2-0) earned the victory with two-thirds of an inning of scoreless relief. He was one of six relievers to back up starter Yu Darvish, who gave up three runs (two earned) in 5 1/3 innings.
Rockies right-hander German Marquez (6-3) took the loss, surrendering eight runs in 5 1/3 innings.
The Cubs broke a scoreless tie in the fifth to pull ahead 3-0.
Contreras started the outburst with a two-out single to right field. Jason Heyward followed with an opposite-field single that put runners on first and second base for Bote, who launched a 410-shot to left-center field for his seventh homer.
The Rockies answered with three runs in the sixth to even the score.
Arenado drove in Colorado’s first run with a single to left that scored Trevor Story. A throwing error by first baseman Rizzo allowed Dahl to score the second run. Ryan McMahon then made it 3-all with an RBI single to left.
The Cubs battled back with five runs in the bottom of the sixth to go up 8-3.
Rizzo made up for his error with a go-ahead single to right, driving in Kyle Schwarber. Three batters later, Contreras made it 5-3 when he was hit by a pitch from Marquez with the bases loaded.
Bote extended the lead to 8-3 with a three-run double off the left field wall against Rockies reliever Chris Rusin.
The Rockies plated four runs in the seventh to pull within 8-7. After Story hit an RBI single to left, Dahl followed with a two-run triple to deep center. Arenado added a sacrifice fly to trim the deficit to one.
Bote came through again with an RBI single in the eighth to make it 9-7.
Dahl, who went 3-for-5 and scored two runs, delivered an RBI single in the ninth to cut Colorado’s deficit to 9-8. However, Cubs reliever Steve Cishek struck out McMahon for the final out to secure his sixth save of the season.
—Field Level Media