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Chicago vs Colorado Final: 5-3 - Recap

Colorado dropped a 5-3 decision at Wrigley Field on Friday as Chicago legged out a win behind winning pitcher James Russell.

Chicago won as a -159 favorite, while Over-Under bettors who played UNDER the total of 10.5 were rewarded at the payout window.

Chicago got 7 innings from Jeff Samardzija, who gave up 2 earned runs on 6 hits, while striking out 7. James Russell earned the victory, while the Cubs got 1 RBI from Joe Mather in the win.

Colorado's starting pitcher Drew Pomeranz worked 5 innings, giving up 2 hits and 2 earned runs while striking out 0 in the loss. They got 3 hits from DJ LeMahieu in a losing cause.

The battle of the bats favored Colorado as they had 7 hits, while Chicago only had 5.

Carlos Marmol pitched the final 1 inning for the save. He struck out 1 and allowed 1 hit in his outing.