A week ago, Trevor Story was trying, not precise successfully, to tune retired each of the sound surrounding the commercialized deadline.
Thursday day astatine Coors Field, Story’s absorption was each connected baseball.
The Rockies’ all-star shortstop deed 2 location runs and drove successful 3 runs successful a 6-5 triumph implicit the Cubs arsenic Colorado clinched the three-game series.
In the first, Story lifted a solo homer to near tract disconnected right-hander Jake Arrieta, giving the Rockies a 1-0 lead. In the fifth, his two-run, opposite-field homer to close enactment the Rockies backmost successful front, 6-4. The 401-foot homer turned retired to beryllium the game’s deciding at-bat.
Story, who present has 15 location runs, extended his hitting streak to a season-high 8 games and marked the 17th clip successful his vocation helium slugged 2 homers successful a game. He homered for the archetypal clip astatine Coors Field since July 1.
Right-hander Antonio Senzatela, making his archetypal big-league commencement since instrumentality from the COVID injured list, dominated the Cubs for 4 innings, yielding nary runs and lone 2 hits. He fanned six — each successful succession — successful the 3rd and 4th innings.
But the right-hander crashed hard successful the 5th erstwhile the Cubs tied the crippled with 4 runs connected 5 hits. The large blows were Wilson Contreras’ two-run treble disconnected the obstruction successful right-center, followed by Ian Happ’s RBI azygous to left.
Chicago trimmed the Rockies’ pb to 6-5 successful the sixth disconnected right-hander Tyler Kinley. Colorado autochthonal David Bote ripped a treble disconnected Kinley to unfastened the inning and scored connected Frank Schwindel’s bloop single.
Jhoulys Chacin, Carlos Estevez and Daniel Bard combined to transportation 4 scoreless innings, with Bard mounting Chicago down successful bid successful the ninth to grounds his 17th save.
The Rockies unfastened a three-game bid against Miami connected Friday astatine Coors Field.