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Rockies Beat Cubs 4-3, Win the Series

Written by Sean Sachs

The Colorado Rockies were able to beat the Chicago Cubs 4-3 on Sunday.

With the win Sunday afternoon and lopsided victory Saturday, the Rockies would guarantee taking 2/3 from the Cubs . Both starting pitchers took the decisions on Sunday.

For the Rockies, P Tyler Chatwood would pick up the victory on Sunday. He would allow 1 run off 7 hits and 2 walks. He also struck out two. P Edwin Jackson would pickup the loss for the Cubs despite a solid pitching performance at Coors Field. He went 7 innings while allowing 3 runs on just 5 hits. He would strike out 5.

Despite minimal offensive performances from both teams, there were a few players that were able to salvage good performances. LF Carlos Gonzalez went 2-3 with a RBI and walk. He would also score  2 runs. Hopefully for the Rockies, this is a indication CarGo will be breaking out of his slump. Before today, Gonzalez was 2 for his last 17. RF Michael Cuddyer would also have a solid performance for the Rockies. He went 1-2 with a RBI and walk. For the Cubs, there was only one guy that really stuck out and that SS Starlin Castro. He would go 4-5 with a run. The Cubs are hoping this will get the young shortstop finally going. He is hitting a mere .247 at the moment despite hitting just under .300 the last three seasons combined.

Sunday would be the third time in a row that the Rockies offense would struggle to give Tyler Chatwood run support. Fortunately for him today, the offense would give him just enough run support to pickup the win. In spite of the limited run support, this has not stopped Chatwood pitching at level that hasn't been reached since ex-Rockie and current Cleveland Indian Ubaldo Jiminez. The victory Sunday gave Chatwood a 6-3 record and with a team low 2.48 ERA.

The Colorado Rockies will host the Miami Marliins for a 4 game series starting Monday. Anything less than winning 3/4 for should be considered a failure.