Rapid Reaction: Cubs 7, Rockies 3

June, 27, 2011
6/27/11
4:27
PM CT
Levine By Bruce Levine
ESPNChicago.com
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The Cubs powered their way to a 7-3 win over the Colorado Rockies in a makeup game at Wrigley Field.

How it happened: The Cubs used the long ball as Carlos Pena had his first two-homer game as a Cub, and Aramis Ramirez also hit two. Pena has hit all 16 of his home runs since May 3. Ramirez has 297 career home runs. Right-hander Matt Garza had one of his best starts as a Cub for his fourth win.

What it means: The Cubs have won the first game of six straight series, dating back to Philadelphia in early June. Their record is 8-10 in that span. The Cubs’ win is considered a series win by the Elias Sports Bureau.
Outside the box: Outfielder Marlon Byrd makes his rehab debut in Iowa on Monday after getting beaned on May 21 in Boston.

Next: Split doubleheader against the San Francisco Giants on Tuesday: Doug Davis (1-6) vs. Ryan Vogelsong (5-1); Rodrigo Lopez (0-1) vs. Barry Zito (0-1)

Bruce Levine | email

Chicago baseball beat reporter
Bruce Levine has covered sports in Chicago for over 28 years and hosts "Talkin' Baseball," heard Saturday mornings on ESPN 1000.

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TEAM LEADERS

BA LEADER
Starlin Castro
BA HR RBI R
.292 14 65 58
OTHER LEADERS
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RBIA. Rizzo 78
RA. Rizzo 89
OPSA. Rizzo .913
WJ. Arrieta 10
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SOJ. Arrieta 167