Recap - Colorado Defeats Chicago 5-3
|Recap - Colorado Defeats Chicago 5-3|
Colorado grabbed a 5-3 win over Chicago on Monday, as Esmil Rogers was credited with a win at Wrigley Field.
Bettors who backed the Rockies were rewarded as +120 underdogs at sportsbooks. Over-Under bettors saw the total score go OVER the closing total of 7.5.
Colorado got 5 1/3 innings from Esmil Rogers, who gave up 3 earned runs on 8 hits, while striking out 3. He earned the victory, while the Rockies got 1 RBI from Carlos Gonzalez in the win.
Chicago's starting pitcher Matt Garza worked 6 innings, giving up 3 hits and 1 earned run while striking out 7 in the loss. They got 5 hits from Kosuke Fukudome in a losing cause.
The battle of the bats favored Chicago as they had 11 hits, while Colorado only had 4.
Huston Street pitched the final 1 inning for the save. He struck out 1 and allowed 1 hit in his outing.