DENVER -- Still in need of four victories to avoid the third 100-loss season in franchise history, the Chicago Cubs returned to their right-handed swinging lineup for the second consecutive night.
Sappelt put a charge in things early, hitting a home run to lead off Tuesday’s game. The Cubs scored five times but couldn’t hold back the Rockies’ offense in a 10-5 defeat that was shortened to seven innings because of rain.
Wednesday’s complete Cubs lineup against Rockies left-hander Drew Pomeranz:
Darwin Barney, 2B
Anthony Rizzo, 1B
Alfonso Soriano, LF
Starlin Castro, SS
Jason Berken, P