MLB: Chicago Cubs beat Colorado Rockies 3-1
Last Updated: 20/07/13 10:28am
Jeff Samardzija: Pitched well as the Chicago Cubs enjoyed a 3-1 win over Colorado
Jeff Samardzija and Anthony Rizzo were at the forefront for the Chicago Cubs as they beat the Colorado Rockies 3-1.
Samardzija pitched effectively into the eighth inning and Rizzo doubled home the go-ahead run in the seventh.
Alfonso Soriano added a home run and Junior Lake, recalled by Chicago from Triple-A Iowa before the game, had three hits in his major league debut.
Darwin Barney drove in an insurance run with a ninth-inning double.
Samardzija (6-9) kept the Rockies in check by limiting them to one run on four hits in 7 1-3 innings. He walked three and struck out six.
DJ LeMahieu doubled off Kevin Gregg to start the ninth and advanced to third on a ground out by Carlos Gonzalez.
Troy Tulowitzki walked before Gregg induced Michael Cuddyer to ground into a game-ending double play for his 18th save in 20 chances.