Chatwood, LeMahieu lead Rockies to 4-1 win over Cubs

CHICAGO (AP) The Colorado Rockies didn't need much with the way Tyler Chatwood was dominating. One big home run from DJ LeMahieu was plenty.

Chatwood pitched four-hit ball over six innings, LeMahieu hit a three-run homer and the Rockies beat the Chicago Cubs 4-1 for their season-high fifth straight win Thursday night.

''I just feel like we expect to win, which has really been different,'' LeMahieu said. ''We expect to win road, home, whatever.''

The Rockies lead the National League with 39 wins following six straight losing seasons. They've been particularly good on the road at 22-10.

Colorado is doing it with solid all-around play, and the pitching, defense and offense were all there against the Cubs on Thursday.

The NL West leaders only managed six hits, but one flurry in the second inning was all they needed.

The Rockies got their runs after Jon Lester (3-4) struck out the first two batters. Charlie Blackmon blooped an RBI double to left just beyond diving shortstop Javier Baez. LeMahieu, who played for the Cubs in 2011, followed with an opposite field drive to the basket in right.

In a flash, it was 4-1. And the way Chatwood was pitching, that was more than enough.

Lester lost at Wrigley Field for the first time in nearly 13 months, while the Cubs dropped their second straight after winning a season-high five in a row. They did that hours after Major League Baseball said it is looking into a domestic violence accusation against shortstop Addison Russell.

Chatwood (6-7) shut down Chicago after giving up a solo homer to Kris Bryant in the first. He also singled and scored.

Greg Holland picked up his major league-leading 22nd save in as many chances with a scoreless ninth.

Lester went five innings, allowing four runs and six hits, in his first loss at Wrigley Field since Pittsburgh beat him on May 15, 2016. Counting the playoffs, he was 14-0 in his previous 20 starts at home.

''I love pitching at home,'' Lester said. ''It's home. I've had blips here and there in my career. But for the most part, I've pitched pretty well at home. You always want to try to do that.''

The difference this time was one little spurt in the second.

''I just know we were in for it tonight and we had one huge swing by DJ and that swung the game,'' Rockies manager Bud Black said.

RUSSELL HELD OUT

The Cubs told Russell not to come to the ballpark on Thursday, and president of baseball operations Theo Epstein was not sure when he will rejoin the team.

Russell's wife, Melisa, posted a photo Wednesday on Instagram with a caption suggesting he was unfaithful to her. In another post, a user named (at)carlierreed - described by Melisa as a close friend - accused Russell of ''mentally and physically abusing her.'' The posts have been deleted.

Russell denied the accusations in a statement on Thursday.

If there was a different vibe at Wrigley Field, where the Cubs take pride in the team's character, manager Joe Maddon insisted the atmosphere in the dugout was no different than normal.

''I thought the guys handled everything really well today,'' he said. ''I'm very proud of the way we did handle it.''

ROCKIES MOVES

Utility player Alexi Amarista rejoined the Rockies after missing two games for the birth of his third daughter. He was batting .338 with two homers and 14 RBIs in 30 games. Colorado optioned infielder/outfielder Jordan Patterson to Triple-A Albuquerque.

TRAINER'S ROOM

Rockies: LHP Tyler Anderson (left knee inflammation) will throw a side session next week, but manager Bud Black is unsure when he will go on a rehab assignment. Anderson - 3-5 with a 5.85 ERA in 11 starts - is eligible to come off the DL on Sunday.

Cubs: The Cubs placed RHP Kyle Hendricks on the 10-day disabled list because of tendinitis in his pitching hand. ... The Cubs also selected right-hander Seth Frankoff's contract from Triple-A Iowa and transferred left-hander Brett Anderson (strained lower back) to the 60-day disabled list.

UP NEXT

With Hendricks out, LHP Mike Montgomery (0-3, 2.21 ERA) makes his first start of the season for Chicago, while RHP German Marquez (4-3, 4.53) goes for Colorado. Marquez had his start pushed back a day because of a bruised right thumb.

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  • W: T. Chatwood (6-7)L: J. Lester (3-4)S: G. Holland (22)
  • HR: COL - D. LeMahieu (3), CHC - K. Bryant (14)
PLAYERS OF THE GAME
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D. LeMahieu 2B41131002.277.345.368.7128.0
N. Arenado 3B40100001.286.348.559.9071.0
M. Reynolds 1B30000101.297.376.560.9351.0
C. Gonzalez RF40000022.232.312.362.675-1.0
I. Desmond LF40000030.266.295.374.669-1.5
T. Story SS40000040.212.309.418.727-2.0
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  • a-grounded out for Chatwood in the 7th
HITTERSABRHRBIHRBBSOLOBAVGOBPSLGOPSFPTS
I. Happ CF40000021.224.322.513.835-1.0
K. Bryant 3B41111000.268.387.540.9276.0
A. Rizzo 1B20100210.244.381.470.8512.5
B. Zobrist 2B40100002.228.333.398.7311.0
J. Heyward RF40000004.256.311.399.7100.0
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J. Baez SS30100001.263.294.488.7821.0
J. Lester P10000000.083.115.125.2400.0
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J. Grimm P0000-000.000.000.000.000-
K. Schwarber LF20000111.178.302.382.6840.5
  • a-grounded out for Lester in the 5th
  • b-grounded into a double play for Rondon in the 7th
BATTING
  • 2B - C. Blackmon 2 (16)
  • HR - D. LeMahieu (3)
  • RBI - C. Blackmon (50), D. LeMahieu 3 (27)
  • 2-Out RBI - C. Blackmon (26), D. LeMahieu 3 (11)
BATTING
  • HR - K. Bryant (14)
  • RBI - K. Bryant (27)
FIELDING
  • DP - N. Arenado, T. Story, D. LeMahieu, M. Reynolds
PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
T. Chatwood (W, 6-7)6.04112414.371.2923.0
S. Oberg (H, 5)1.01000005.091.652.0
J. McGee (H, 6)1.00000101.460.813.5
G. Holland (S, 22)1.00001001.190.799.0
PITCHERSIP
T. Chatwood (W, 6-7)6.0
S. Oberg (H, 5)1.0
J. McGee (H, 6)1.0
G. Holland (S, 22)1.0
PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
J. Lester (L, 3-4)5.06441514.131.341.5
H. Rondon2.00001204.181.106.0
P. Strop1.00000002.531.083.0
J. Grimm1.00000205.591.404.0
PITCHERSIP
J. Lester (L, 3-4)5.0
H. Rondon2.0
P. Strop1.0
J. Grimm1.0
PITCHING
  • Pitches-Strikes - T. Chatwood 98-55, S. Oberg 8-7, J. McGee 18-13, G. Holland 16-8
  • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - T. Chatwood 11-2, S. Oberg 1-1, G. Holland 2-1
  • Batters Faced - T. Chatwood 23, S. Oberg 3, J. McGee 3, G. Holland 4
PITCHING
  • Pitches-Strikes - J. Lester 94-60, H. Rondon 27-17, P. Strop 7-5, J. Grimm 14-9
  • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - J. Lester 7-3, H. Rondon 4-0, P. Strop 1-2
  • Batters Faced - J. Lester 22, H. Rondon 7, P. Strop 3, J. Grimm 3
PLAYERS OF THE GAME
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C. Blackmon CF31210100.337.380.619.9997.0
D. LeMahieu 2B41131002.277.345.368.7128.0
N. Arenado 3B40100001.286.348.559.9071.0
M. Reynolds 1B30000101.297.376.560.9351.0
C. Gonzalez RF40000022.232.312.362.675-1.0
I. Desmond LF40000030.266.295.374.669-1.5
T. Story SS40000040.212.309.418.727-2.0
T. Wolters C41100000.300.403.364.7672.0
T. Chatwood P21100000.217.217.261.4782.0
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  • a-grounded out for Chatwood in the 7th
HITTERSABRHRBIHRBBSOLOBAVGOBPSLGOPSFPTS
I. Happ CF40000021.224.322.513.835-1.0
K. Bryant 3B41111000.268.387.540.9276.0
A. Rizzo 1B20100210.244.381.470.8512.5
B. Zobrist 2B40100002.228.333.398.7311.0
J. Heyward RF40000004.256.311.399.7100.0
W. Contreras C40100011.248.317.404.7200.5
J. Baez SS30100001.263.294.488.7821.0
J. Lester P10000000.083.115.125.2400.0
a- M. Montero PH10000001.297.354.446.8000.0
H. Rondon P0000-000.000.000.000.000-
b- A. Almora PH10000001.270.325.396.7210.0
P. Strop P0000-000.000.000.000.000-
J. Grimm P0000-000.000.000.000.000-
K. Schwarber LF20000111.178.302.382.6840.5
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  • a-grounded out for Lester in the 5th
  • b-grounded into a double play for Rondon in the 7th
BATTING
  • 2B - C. Blackmon 2 (16)
  • HR - D. LeMahieu (3)
  • RBI - C. Blackmon (50), D. LeMahieu 3 (27)
  • 2-Out RBI - C. Blackmon (26), D. LeMahieu 3 (11)
BATTING
  • HR - K. Bryant (14)
  • RBI - K. Bryant (27)
FIELDING
  • DP - N. Arenado, T. Story, D. LeMahieu, M. Reynolds
PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
T. Chatwood (W, 6-7)6.04112414.371.2923.0
S. Oberg (H, 5)1.01000005.091.652.0
J. McGee (H, 6)1.00000101.460.813.5
G. Holland (S, 22)1.00001001.190.799.0
Total9.0511351---
PITCHERSIP
T. Chatwood (W, 6-7)6.0
S. Oberg (H, 5)1.0
J. McGee (H, 6)1.0
G. Holland (S, 22)1.0
Total9.0
PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
J. Lester (L, 3-4)5.06441514.131.341.5
H. Rondon2.00001204.181.106.0
P. Strop1.00000002.531.083.0
J. Grimm1.00000205.591.404.0
Total9.0644291---
PITCHERSIP
J. Lester (L, 3-4)5.0
H. Rondon2.0
P. Strop1.0
J. Grimm1.0
Total9.0
PITCHING
  • Pitches-Strikes - T. Chatwood 98-55, S. Oberg 8-7, J. McGee 18-13, G. Holland 16-8
  • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - T. Chatwood 11-2, S. Oberg 1-1, G. Holland 2-1
  • Batters Faced - T. Chatwood 23, S. Oberg 3, J. McGee 3, G. Holland 4
PITCHING
  • Pitches-Strikes - J. Lester 94-60, H. Rondon 27-17, P. Strop 7-5, J. Grimm 14-9
  • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - J. Lester 7-3, H. Rondon 4-0, P. Strop 1-2
  • Batters Faced - J. Lester 22, H. Rondon 7, P. Strop 3, J. Grimm 3
  • 2ND INNING
    LeMahieu homered to right center, Chatwood and Blackmon scored41
    Blackmon doubled to shallow left, Wolters scored, Chatwood to third11
  • 1ST INNING
    Bryant homered to center01
  • 9TH INNING
    • Justin Grimm relieved Pedro Strop
    • I. Desmond: Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Strike swinging, Desmond struck out swinging
    • T. Story: Strike looking, Strike swinging, Ball, Ball, Strike swinging, Story struck out swinging
    • T. Wolters: Strike looking, Strike swinging, Ball, Ball, Wolters flied out to right
    • Middle of the 9th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
    • Greg Holland relieved Jake McGee
    • A. Rizzo: Ball, Ball, Ball, Ball, Rizzo walked
    • B. Zobrist: Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Zobrist lined out to center
    • J. Heyward: Strike swinging, Ball, Strike swinging, Foul, Heyward grounded out to second, Rizzo to second
    • W. Contreras: Contreras grounded out to shortstop
    • End of the 9th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
  • 8TH INNING
    • Pedro Strop pitching
    • N. Arenado: Strike looking, Arenado flied out to deep left
    • M. Reynolds: Ball, Strike swinging, Reynolds grounded out to second
    • C. Gonzalez: Ball, Gonzalez flied out to left
    • Middle of the 8th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
    • Jake McGee hit for Scott Oberg
    • Jake McGee relieved Scott Oberg
    • K. Schwarber: Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Foul, Foul, Foul, Ball, Schwarber popped out to second
    • I. Happ: Ball, Foul, Ball, Foul, Foul, Foul, Strike swinging, Happ struck out swinging
    • K. Bryant: Bryant flied out to right
    • End of the 8th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
  • 7TH INNING
    • H. Rondon Pitching:
    • T. Wolters: Foul, Foul, Ball, Wolters grounded out to second
    • Raimel Tapia hit for Tyler Chatwood
    • R. Tapia: Tapia grounded out to second
    • C. Blackmon: Foul, Ball, Strike swinging, Ball, Ball, Ball, Blackmon walked
    • D. LeMahieu: LeMahieu grounded out to second
    • Middle of the 7th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
    • Scott Oberg pitching
    • Scott Oberg pitching
    • W. Contreras: Foul, Strike looking, Ball, Contreras singled to shallow right
    • J. Baez: Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Baez flied out to deep center
    • Albert Almora hit for Hector Rondon
    • A. Almora: Almora grounded into double play third to second to first, Contreras out at second
    • End of the 7th (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
  • 6TH INNING
    • Hector Rondon pitching
    • C. Gonzalez: Strike (foul tip), Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Ball, Gonzalez grounded out to third
    • I. Desmond: Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Desmond struck out swinging
    • T. Story: Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Ball, Foul, Strike swinging, Story struck out swinging
    • Middle of the 6th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
    • T. Chatwood Pitching:
    • I. Happ: Ball, Happ grounded out to pitcher
    • K. Bryant: Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Ball, Bryant flied out to right
    • A. Rizzo: Ball, Ball, Ball, Ball, Rizzo walked
    • B. Zobrist: Ball, Foul, Zobrist singled to shallow left, Rizzo to second
    • J. Heyward: Ball, Ball, Foul, Ball, Heyward grounded out to second
    • End of the 6th (0 Runs, 2 Hits, 0 Errors)
  • 5TH INNING
    • J. Lester Pitching:
    • D. LeMahieu: Strike looking, Ball, LeMahieu lined out to right
    • N. Arenado: Ball, Foul, Strike swinging, Ball, Arenado grounded out to shortstop
    • M. Reynolds: Strike looking, Ball, Reynolds grounded out to shortstop
    • Middle of the 5th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
    • T. Chatwood Pitching:
    • W. Contreras: Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Strike swinging, Contreras struck out swinging
    • J. Baez: Baez singled to center
    • Miguel Montero hit for Jon Lester
    • M. Montero: Strike looking, Montero grounded out to second, Baez to second
    • K. Schwarber: Foul, Ball, Foul, Ball, Strike swinging, Schwarber struck out swinging
    • End of the 5th (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
  • 4TH INNING
    • J. Lester Pitching:
    • T. Wolters: Strike looking, Strike swinging, Ball, Wolters lined out to center
    • T. Chatwood: Ball, Ball, Chatwood grounded out to pitcher
    • C. Blackmon: Strike looking, Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Ball, Ball, Foul, Foul, Blackmon grounded out to second
    • Middle of the 4th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
    • T. Chatwood Pitching:
    • K. Bryant: Strike looking, Strike swinging, Ball, Ball, Foul, Bryant grounded out to third
    • A. Rizzo: Foul, Foul, Rizzo singled to right
    • B. Zobrist: Strike looking, Ball, Zobrist reached on fielder's choice to third, Rizzo out at second
    • J. Heyward: Ball, Foul, Ball, Foul, Foul, Heyward grounded out to second
    • End of the 4th (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
  • 3RD INNING
    • J. Lester Pitching:
    • C. Gonzalez: Foul, Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Gonzalez struck out swinging
    • I. Desmond: Desmond grounded out to shortstop
    • T. Story: Ball, Strike swinging, Foul, Foul, Ball, Ball, Foul, Foul, Foul, Strike swinging, Story struck out swinging
    • Middle of the 3rd (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
    • T. Chatwood Pitching:
    • J. Lester: Ball, Strike looking, Strike looking, Ball, Lester grounded out to shortstop
    • K. Schwarber: Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Ball, Schwarber walked
    • I. Happ: Ball, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Happ grounded into double play second to shortstop to first, Schwarber out at second
    • End of the 3rd (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
  • 2ND INNING
    • J. Lester Pitching:
    • I. Desmond: Strike looking, Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Strike looking, Desmond struck out looking
    • T. Story: Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Strike looking, Story struck out looking
    • T. Wolters: Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Wolters reached on an infield single to shortstop
    • T. Chatwood: Foul, Ball, Ball, Chatwood singled to shallow left, Wolters to second
    • C. Blackmon: Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Blackmon doubled to shallow left, Wolters scored, Chatwood to third
    • D. LeMahieu: Ball, Foul, Ball, LeMahieu homered to right center, Chatwood and Blackmon scored
    • N. Arenado: Foul, Strike swinging, Arenado singled to right center
    • M. Reynolds: Reynolds flied out to deep right
    • Middle of the 2nd (4 Runs, 5 Hits, 0 Errors)
    • T. Chatwood Pitching:
    • J. Heyward: Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Heyward grounded out to shortstop
    • W. Contreras: Strike looking, Contreras grounded out to third
    • J. Baez: Ball, Strike swinging, Ball, Ball, Foul, Baez flied out to center
    • End of the 2nd (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
  • 1ST INNING
    • J. Lester Pitching:
    • C. Blackmon: Strike looking, Foul, Blackmon doubled to deep left
    • D. LeMahieu: Foul, Ball, Ball, LeMahieu grounded out to pitcher
    • N. Arenado: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Ball, Arenado grounded out to first, Blackmon to third
    • M. Reynolds: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Foul, Ball, Ball, Reynolds walked
    • C. Gonzalez: Ball, Strike swinging, Foul, Ball, Ball, Strike swinging, Gonzalez struck out swinging
    • Middle of the 1st (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
    • T. Chatwood Pitching:
    • I. Happ: Strike looking, Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Strike swinging, Happ struck out swinging
    • K. Bryant: Strike looking, Strike swinging, Bryant homered to center
    • A. Rizzo: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Rizzo struck out swinging
    • B. Zobrist: Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Zobrist grounded out to catcher
    • End of the 1st (1 Run, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)