Rapid Reaction: Cubs 3, Rockies 1

July, 31, 2014
7/31/14
4:27
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Rogers By Jesse Rogers
ESPNChicago.com
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CHICAGO -- The Chicago Cubs beat the Colorado Rockies 3-1 on Thursday afternoon. Here's a quick look at the game:

How it happened: The Cubs scored all three runs in the sixth inning as Starlin Castro walked with the bases loaded, Justin Ruggiano hit a sacrifice fly and Luis Valbuena grounded out to record the third RBI of the inning. Colorado scored in the seventh on a double by Nolan Arenado. Jake Arrieta earned his sixth win while Hector Rondon notched his 14th save.

What it means: Arrieta continued his dominance with a seven inning, three-hit performance. He gave up one run and struck out seven while walking just one batter. His ERA is 2.11 heading into the final two months of the season.

Russell/Bonifaco say goodbye: Reliever James Russell was seen saying goodbye to teammates on the field during the seventh inning as he and Emilio Bonifacio were traded to the Atlanta Braves for Class-A catcher Victor Caratini.

What's next: The Cubs begin a six-game road trip on Friday starting with a 3-game series against the Los Angeles Dodgers. Kyle Hendricks (1-1, 2.33) faces Dan Haren (8-8, 4.49) in the opener at 9:10 p.m. CT Friday.

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Jesse joined ESPN Chicago in September 2009 and covers the Chicago Cubs for ESPNChicago.com and ESPN Radio 1000.

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TEAM LEADERS

WINS LEADER
Jake Arrieta
WINS ERA SO IP
10 2.53 167 156
OTHER LEADERS
BAS. Castro .292
HRA. Rizzo 32
RBIA. Rizzo 78
RA. Rizzo 89
OPSA. Rizzo .913
ERAT. Wood 5.03
SOJ. Arrieta 167