Skip to content

Stroman wins at Wrigley, Cubs top Rockies 2-1 for 4th in row

Marcus Stroman won at Wrigley Field for the first time since signing with the Cubs, pitching no-hit ball into the sixth inning during a 2-1 victory over the Colorado Rockies on Friday.

Associated Press
Associated Press
| 3 min read
Stroman wins at Wrigley, Cubs top Rockies 2-1 for 4th in row

Embed from Getty Images

By MATT CARLSON | Associated Press

CHICAGO (AP) — Marcus Stroman won at Wrigley Field for the first time since signing with the Cubs, pitching no-hit ball into the sixth inning during a 2-1 victory over the Colorado Rockies on Friday.

Stroman (4-7), who signed a $71 million, four-year contract, had been 0-5 with a 7.11 ERA in nine previous starts at Wrigley Field this season. He didn’t allow a hit until Ryan McMahon homered with two outs in the sixth, his 17th this season.

Zach McKinstry homered and tripled as the Cubs extended a winning streak to four for the first time since mid-August.

Stroman gave up three hits in six innings with two walks and five strikeouts. Brandon Hughes followed and Manuel Rodriguez pitched a perfect ninth for his second save, completing a four-hitter.

Chicago, wearing dark blue uniforms with “Wrigleyville” on the jerseys, was coming off a sweep of the NL East-leading New York Mets.

Colorado has lost three of four and dropped to a major league worst 22-48 on the road. The Rockies are 40-34 at Coors Field.

Germán Marquez (8-11) allowed two runs, six hits and two walks in seven innings. He had given up a season-high nine runs against Arizona in his previous start.

McKinstry, hitting .194 coming in, tripled off the center-field wall in the first and scored on Happ’s single. McKinstry homered into the basket in left-center in the fifth.

ROCKIES RECALL

Colorado recalled RHP Noah Davis from Double-A Hartford. The move comes day after the Rockies released 14-year veteran RHP Jhoulys Chacín.

CANADIAN DEBUT

Cubs prospect Jared Young, from Prince George, British Columbia, made his major league debut at first base. He went 1 for 4 with a double in the eighth but left six runners on base.

TRAINER’S ROOM

Rockies: INF/OF Kris Bryant, out since July 31, (plantar fasciitis in left foot) said he was able to run on Friday for the first time since being sidelined. He said a platelet rich plasma injection helped. It’s uncertain whether the four-time All-Star will return this season.

Cubs: OF Seiya Suzuki was out of the starting lineup with left hand soreness after being hit by a pitch in the ninth inning Wednesday. Suzuki entered in the ninth as a defensive replacement. Manager David Ross said X-rays were negative. ... RHP Adbert Alzolay, out all season with a right shoulder strain, was on the field before Friday’s game. Alzolay, who had been on a rehab stint at Triple-A Iowa, said he hoped to be active this weekend.

UP NEXT

Colorado RHP José Ureña (3-6, 5.81) faces Chicago RHP Hayden Wesneski (1-1, 3.12) on Saturday.

More AP MLB coverage: https://apnews.com/hub/MLB and https://twitter.com/AP_Sports


Subscribe to the Chicago Journal


The Chicago Journal needs your support.

At just $12/year, your subscription not only helps us grow, it helps maintain our commitment to independent publishing.

CLICK HERE TO SUBSCRIBE

If you're already a subscriber and you'd like to send a tip to continue to support the Chicago Journal, which we would greatly appreciate, you can do so at the following link:

Send a tip to the Chicago Journal


Subscribe to the Chicago Journal

CubsMLBSports

Associated Press Twitter

News and content from The Associated Press, which has been covering the world's most important stories since 1846.


Related Posts

Jets rout Chicago 7-2, handing Blackhawks 7th straight loss

Chicago fell behind 1-0 as it was outshot 17-7 in the first period. The Jets picked up the pace and took charge with four goals in the second before Dubois iced it in the third.

Jets rout Chicago 7-2, handing Blackhawks 7th straight loss

Bears fizzle on offense with Fields out

With Siemian leading the offense Sunday, the Bears gained just 292 total yards and went 4 of 13 on third down. But they got off to a solid start with Chicago scoring 10 points on its first two possessions.

Bears fizzle on offense with Fields out

Gilgeous-Alexander stars as Thunder beat Bulls 123-119 in OT

DeRozan scored 30 points for Chicago, which was coming off encouraging victories over Boston and Milwaukee. Zach LaVine had 27 points, and Nikola Vucevic finished with 13 points and 13 rebounds.

Gilgeous-Alexander stars as Thunder beat Bulls 123-119 in OT