MLB: Chicago Cubs beat Colorado Rockies 3-1

Last Updated: 20/07/13 10:28am

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Jeff Samardzija: Pitched well as the Chicago Cubs enjoyed a 3-1 win over Colorado

Jeff Samardzija: Pitched well as the Chicago Cubs enjoyed a 3-1 win over Colorado

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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.

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