CHICAGO — After losing an early four-run lead, it was a lift from a pair of players looking to get going on their own that put the Cubs over the top. Addison Russell launched a go-ahead solo-shot to left and Kyle Schwarber cranked another deep to right in the sixth inning as the Cubs took the final game against the Rockies, 7-5, Sunday afternoon at Wrigley Field to stave off the sweep and snap a seven-game Rockies winning streak.
Unlike in Game 3, it was the Cubs who pulled ahead from the jump. Anthony Rizzo hit a first-inning RBI double and Ben Zobrist smashed a three-run homer, all before the Cubs made the first out of the game. Starter Jake Arrieta looked like he was poised to hold the lead, but he ran into trouble in the fifth inning, where his day came to an end. Arrieta allowed five hits, three walks and four runs and left the game with a no-decision after 4 1/3 innings. Closer Wade Davis allowed the final run for the Cubs.