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Chicago Cubs drop Colorado Rockies in Game 1 on Patrick Wisdom’s HR

Aug 25, 2021; Chicago, Illinois, USA; Chicago Cubs third baseman Patrick Wisdom (16) runs the bases after hitting a three run home run against the Colorado Rockies during the fifth inning in game one of a doubleheader at Wrigley Field. Mandatory Credit: David Banks-USA TODAY Sports
Aug 25, 2021; Chicago, Illinois, USA; Chicago Cubs third baseman Patrick Wisdom (16) runs the bases after hitting a three run home run against the Colorado Rockies during the fifth inning in game one of a doubleheader at Wrigley Field. Mandatory Credit: David Banks-USA TODAY Sports

Patrick Wisdom hit a go-ahead three-run homer in the fifth inning and the Chicago Cubs posted a 5-2 win over the visiting Colorado Rockies in the first game of a split doubleheader on Wednesday.

David Bote and Austin Romine also homered for Chicago, which snapped a 13-game losing streak at Wrigley Field with a 6-4 win in Monday’s series opener.

Codi Heuer (5-2) earned the victory in relief of starter Zach Davies. Adam Morgan recorded his first save since 2018 by retiring the Rockies in order to close out the seven-inning game.

C.J. Cron hit a second-inning home run for Colorado, which was held to three hits and lost its third straight following a five-game winning streak.

Cron is batting .414 (29-for-70) with eight homers and 29 RBIs in 20 games this month.

Chicago tied the game on Bote’s one-out solo homer off Austin Gomber (9-8) in the second before Colorado answered with a run in the third.

Dom Nunez hit a leadoff single, moved to second on Connor Joe’s groundout, and scored on Brendan Rodgers’ single to center.

The Cubs pulled even again with two outs in the fourth on Romine’s first home run of the season, a 368-foot blast to left field.

Wisdom put the Cubs ahead for good with his three-run homer off Gomber, who allowed five runs on seven hits and one walk over 4 2/3innings. He struck out eight.

Gomber recorded two quick outs to begin the inning before allowing Frank Schwindel’s triple to left field. Matt Duffy then walked ahead of Wisdom’s 438-foot blast.

Wisdom leads all National League rookies with 21 homers.

Davies gave up two runs on three hits over 4 2/3 innings. He walked one and struck out six.

Romine and Bote had two hits apiece for the Cubs, who are 6-21 in their past 27 games.

The Rockies fell to 14-47 on the road.

–Field Level Media