Russell homers, Cubs end Rockies' 7-game winning streak, 7-5

CHICAGO (AP) Stuck in a season-long slump, Addison Russell helped the World Series champions get back to the .500 mark.

Russell had a go-ahead home run for his first big contribution since an absence in the wake of a Major League Baseball investigation into domestic abuse allegations, and the Chicago Cubs stopped the Colorado Rockies' seven-game winning streak, 7-5 Sunday.

Russell and Kyle Schwarber had back-to-back home runs in the sixth inning. Miguel Montero and Ben Zobrist also connected, helping the Cubs even get to 31-31.

This was Russell's second game since missing the first two games of the series. The MLB investigation began after claims of abuse against his wife were levied in a since-deleted social media post.

''It was pretty big, and then Schwarber coming up behind me and adding on,'' Russell said. ''It feels good to see some success, a little bit. I definitely want to bask in it a little bit, but tomorrow is going to be another day.''

Reliever Jordan Lyles (0-2) gave up both homers in the sixth. The NL West-leading Rockies ended their longest winning string since 2013.

Carl Edwards Jr. (2-0) won in relief of starter Jake Arrieta. Wade Davis gave up a run in the ninth before getting his 13th save in 13 chances as the Cubs snapped a four-game losing streak.

Russell, batting just .213, put the Cubs ahead 5-4 with his fourth home run. Schwarber, hitting only .171, followed with a pinch-hit drive for his 11th homer.

''It's all about confidence, man,'' Cubs manager Joe Maddon said. ''As we continue to rebuild their confidence and they get it back, you're going to see a lot more of that. It's that simple.''

Schwarber's towering fly to right field earned him a curtain call from the Wrigley Field fans on a 91-degree day.

''Addy got the hanging breaking ball and I was able to get a heater down and in. We had good at-bats pretty much the whole day, just watching,'' Schwarber said. ''It's definitely a positive step to see our guys put up really good competitive at-bats.''

Colorado rookie Antonio Senzatela labored through four innings, striking out six. He allowed four runs before getting an out in the first as Anthony Rizzo had an RBI double on a 10-pitch at-bat and Zobrist hit a three-run homer.

The Rockies responded with four runs in the fifth inning, all charged to Arrieta.

DJ LeMahieu walked with the bases loaded and, after Carlos Gonzalez was ejected arguing a called third strike, Mark Reynolds lined an RBI single to make it 4-2.

Edwards relieved and allowed a tying, two-run single by Ian Desmond.

Montero homered in the eighth. LeMahieu added an RBI single in the ninth before Davis got Alexi Amarista to pop out to end it. Amarista replaced Gonzalez after the ejection by umpire Marvin Hudson.

''It was a bad pitch. I said a few words he didn't like. He tossed me. As simple as that,'' Gonzalez said. ''I think the whole situation, too, we got runners on, I got bases loaded, opportunity to keep the inning going, help the team score runs, so that's what really frustrated me.''

TOUGH START

The four runs Senzatela allowed without getting an out in the first were the most he's allowed in an inning in his career, which is 13 starts old. His seven hits allowed also tied a career high.

QUOTABLE

Maddon said sometimes less information is more helpful to young hitters who are struggling, as Schwarber has been lately.

''Lately, I'm certain that Uber drivers have been telling him how to hit,'' Maddon said. ''That's just how it works.''

TRAINER'S ROOM

Rockies: C Tom Murphy (forearm fracture) is about 7-10 days from returning, Black said.

UP NEXT

Rockies: LHP Kyle Freeland (7-3, 3.34 ERA) opens a three-game series in Pittsburgh on Monday, hoping to improve to 5-0 on the road this season.

Cubs: RHP John Lackey (4-6, 5.12) has lost three straight starts and begins a three-game series and six-game road trip Monday against the New York Mets. The Cubs play 17 of their next 20 games on the road.

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  • W: C. Edwards (2-0)L: J. Lyles (0-2)S: W. Davis (13)
  • HR: CHC - M. Montero (4), B. Zobrist (7), A. Russell (4), K. Schwarber (11)
PLAYERS OF THE GAME
HITTERSABRHRBIHRBBSOLOBAVGOBPSLGOPSFPTS
C. Blackmon CF42100010.337.384.6291.0133.5
D. LeMahieu 2B41220100.281.348.371.7196.0
C. Gonzalez RF30000014.223.302.349.651-0.5
J. Lyles P0000-000.500.500.500.000-
A. Amarista RF20000001.320.329.480.8090.0
M. Reynolds 1B30210100.314.392.586.9785.0
I. Desmond LF40220002.283.308.382.6906.0
T. Story SS40000014.203.301.401.702-0.5
P. Valaika SS40000010.219.254.484.738-0.5
T. Wolters C41100010.302.409.371.7792.5
A. Senzatela P10000010.167.167.208.375-0.5
a- R. Tapia PH11000100.105.227.158.3852.0
M. Dunn P0000-000.000.000.000.000-
C. Qualls P0000-000.000.000.000.000-
b- N. Arenado PH10000010.282.343.548.891-0.5
  • a-walked for Senzatela in the 5th
  • b-struck out for Qualls in the 9th
HITTERSABRHRBIHRBBSOLOBAVGOBPSLGOPSFPTS
J. Jay LF51200022.298.383.385.7683.0
K. Bryant 3B31100123.268.398.532.9302.0
A. Rizzo 1B41110001.247.385.467.8524.0
B. Zobrist LF41231000.228.327.402.7299.0
A. Almora CF0000-000.270.323.391.000-
J. Heyward RF40100001.257.313.391.7041.0
J. Baez 2B30000111.250.285.464.7490.5
M. Montero C41211001.300.367.488.8548.0
A. Russell SS41211021.213.292.351.6436.0
J. Arrieta P20000022.107.107.179.286-1.0
C. Edwards P0000-000.000.000.000.000-
a- K. Schwarber PH11111000.176.299.387.6866.0
K. Uehara P0000-000.000.000.000.000-
b- I. Happ PH10000000.207.309.476.7840.0
W. Davis P0000-000.000.000.000.000-
  • a-homered for Edwards in the 6th
  • b-flied out for Uehara in the 8th
BATTING
  • 2B - M. Reynolds (9), T. Wolters (6)
  • RBI - D. LeMahieu 2 (30), M. Reynolds (54), I. Desmond 2 (19)
  • 2-Out RBI - D. LeMahieu (12)
BATTING
  • 2B - J. Jay (7), A. Rizzo (11), M. Montero (3)
  • HR - B. Zobrist (7), M. Montero (4), A. Russell (4), K. Schwarber (11)
  • RBI - A. Rizzo (37), B. Zobrist 3 (21), M. Montero (8), A. Russell (20), K. Schwarber (26)
  • 2-Out RBI - A. Russell (7), K. Schwarber (12)
BASERUNNING
  • SB - I. Desmond (5)
FIELDING
  • DP - T. Story, D. LeMahieu, M. Reynolds
PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
A. Senzatela4.07442613.841.222.0
J. Lyles (L, 0-2)1.22220026.671.38-6.0
M. Dunn1.02000104.711.571.5
C. Qualls1.11110214.111.112.0
PITCHERSIP
A. Senzatela4.0
J. Lyles (L, 0-2)1.2
M. Dunn1.0
C. Qualls1.1
PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
J. Arrieta4.15443304.681.331.5
C. Edwards (W, 2-0)1.21000201.070.7510.0
K. Uehara (H, 8)2.00000002.820.906.0
W. Davis (S, 13)1.02110201.210.818.0
PITCHERSIP
J. Arrieta4.1
C. Edwards (W, 2-0)1.2
K. Uehara (H, 8)2.0
W. Davis (S, 13)1.0
PITCHING
  • Pitches-Strikes - A. Senzatela 94-63, J. Lyles 29-19, M. Dunn 18-12, C. Qualls 20-15
  • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - A. Senzatela 3-2, J. Lyles 3-2, C. Qualls 1-1
  • Batters Faced - A. Senzatela 20, J. Lyles 7, M. Dunn 5, C. Qualls 5
PITCHING
  • HBP - J. Arrieta (4)
  • Pitches-Strikes - J. Arrieta 82-46, C. Edwards 27-19, K. Uehara 19-14, W. Davis 25-17
  • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - J. Arrieta 4-6, C. Edwards 2-1, K. Uehara 3-3
  • Batters Faced - J. Arrieta 22, C. Edwards 6, K. Uehara 6, W. Davis 5
PLAYERS OF THE GAME
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C. Blackmon CF42100010.337.384.6291.0133.5
D. LeMahieu 2B41220100.281.348.371.7196.0
C. Gonzalez RF30000014.223.302.349.651-0.5
J. Lyles P0000-000.500.500.500.000-
A. Amarista RF20000001.320.329.480.8090.0
M. Reynolds 1B30210100.314.392.586.9785.0
I. Desmond LF40220002.283.308.382.6906.0
T. Story SS40000014.203.301.401.702-0.5
P. Valaika SS40000010.219.254.484.738-0.5
T. Wolters C41100010.302.409.371.7792.5
A. Senzatela P10000010.167.167.208.375-0.5
a- R. Tapia PH11000100.105.227.158.3852.0
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b- N. Arenado PH10000010.282.343.548.891-0.5
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  • a-walked for Senzatela in the 5th
  • b-struck out for Qualls in the 9th
HITTERSABRHRBIHRBBSOLOBAVGOBPSLGOPSFPTS
J. Jay LF51200022.298.383.385.7683.0
K. Bryant 3B31100123.268.398.532.9302.0
A. Rizzo 1B41110001.247.385.467.8524.0
B. Zobrist LF41231000.228.327.402.7299.0
A. Almora CF0000-000.270.323.391.000-
J. Heyward RF40100001.257.313.391.7041.0
J. Baez 2B30000111.250.285.464.7490.5
M. Montero C41211001.300.367.488.8548.0
A. Russell SS41211021.213.292.351.6436.0
J. Arrieta P20000022.107.107.179.286-1.0
C. Edwards P0000-000.000.000.000.000-
a- K. Schwarber PH11111000.176.299.387.6866.0
K. Uehara P0000-000.000.000.000.000-
b- I. Happ PH10000000.207.309.476.7840.0
W. Davis P0000-000.000.000.000.000-
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  • a-homered for Edwards in the 6th
  • b-flied out for Uehara in the 8th
BATTING
  • 2B - M. Reynolds (9), T. Wolters (6)
  • RBI - D. LeMahieu 2 (30), M. Reynolds (54), I. Desmond 2 (19)
  • 2-Out RBI - D. LeMahieu (12)
BATTING
  • 2B - J. Jay (7), A. Rizzo (11), M. Montero (3)
  • HR - B. Zobrist (7), M. Montero (4), A. Russell (4), K. Schwarber (11)
  • RBI - A. Rizzo (37), B. Zobrist 3 (21), M. Montero (8), A. Russell (20), K. Schwarber (26)
  • 2-Out RBI - A. Russell (7), K. Schwarber (12)
BASERUNNING
  • SB - I. Desmond (5)
FIELDING
  • DP - T. Story, D. LeMahieu, M. Reynolds
PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
A. Senzatela4.07442613.841.222.0
J. Lyles (L, 0-2)1.22220026.671.38-6.0
M. Dunn1.02000104.711.571.5
C. Qualls1.11110214.111.112.0
Total8.01277294---
PITCHERSIP
A. Senzatela4.0
J. Lyles (L, 0-2)1.2
M. Dunn1.0
C. Qualls1.1
Total8.0
PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
J. Arrieta4.15443304.681.331.5
C. Edwards (W, 2-0)1.21000201.070.7510.0
K. Uehara (H, 8)2.00000002.820.906.0
W. Davis (S, 13)1.02110201.210.818.0
Total9.0855370---
PITCHERSIP
J. Arrieta4.1
C. Edwards (W, 2-0)1.2
K. Uehara (H, 8)2.0
W. Davis (S, 13)1.0
Total9.0
PITCHING
  • Pitches-Strikes - A. Senzatela 94-63, J. Lyles 29-19, M. Dunn 18-12, C. Qualls 20-15
  • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - A. Senzatela 3-2, J. Lyles 3-2, C. Qualls 1-1
  • Batters Faced - A. Senzatela 20, J. Lyles 7, M. Dunn 5, C. Qualls 5
PITCHING
  • HBP - J. Arrieta (4)
  • Pitches-Strikes - J. Arrieta 82-46, C. Edwards 27-19, K. Uehara 19-14, W. Davis 25-17
  • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - J. Arrieta 4-6, C. Edwards 2-1, K. Uehara 3-3
  • Batters Faced - J. Arrieta 22, C. Edwards 6, K. Uehara 6, W. Davis 5
  • 9TH INNING
    LeMahieu singled to right, Blackmon scored57
  • 8TH INNING
    Montero homered to right center47
  • 6TH INNING
    Schwarber homered to right46
    Russell homered to left45
  • 5TH INNING
    Desmond singled to center, Blackmon and LeMahieu scored, Reynolds to second44
    Reynolds singled to left, Tapia scored, Blackmon to third, LeMahieu to second24
    LeMahieu walked, Wolters scored, Tapia to third, Blackmon to second14
  • 1ST INNING
    Zobrist homered to right center, Bryant and Rizzo scored04
    Rizzo doubled to deep right, Jay scored, Bryant to third01
  • 9TH INNING
    • Wade Davis pitching
    • Albert Almora in center
    • T. Wolters: Ball, Foul, Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Wolters struck out swinging
    • Nolan Arenado hit for Chad Qualls
    • N. Arenado: Ball, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Strike swinging, Arenado struck out swinging
    • C. Blackmon: Strike looking, Strike looking, Ball, Blackmon singled to right
    • D. LeMahieu: Ball, Blackmon to second on fielder's indifference, Foul, LeMahieu singled to right, Blackmon scored
    • A. Amarista: Strike looking, LeMahieu to second on fielder's indifference, Foul, Ball, Foul, Foul, Foul, Ball, Amarista flied out to left
    • Middle of the 9th (1 Run, 2 Hits, 0 Errors)
  • 8TH INNING
    • K. Uehara Pitching:
    • I. Desmond: Strike looking, Desmond popped out to catcher
    • T. Story: Foul, Strike swinging, Ball, Ball, Ball, Foul, Story flied out to deep right
    • P. Valaika: Ball, Strike swinging, Valaika grounded out to shortstop
    • Middle of the 8th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
    • C. Qualls Pitching:
    • M. Montero: Ball, Strike looking, Montero homered to right center
    • A. Russell: Foul, Foul, Ball, Strike swinging, Russell struck out swinging
    • Ian Happ hit for Koji Uehara
    • I. Happ: Ball, Happ flied out to center
    • J. Jay: Foul, Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Foul, Foul, Foul, Strike looking, Jay struck out looking
    • End of the 8th (1 Run, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
  • 7TH INNING
    • Koji Uehara pitching
    • D. LeMahieu: Strike looking, LeMahieu grounded out to second
    • A. Amarista: Strike looking, Amarista lined out to left
    • M. Reynolds: Strike looking, Ball, Reynolds grounded out to pitcher
    • Middle of the 7th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
    • M. Dunn Pitching:
    • A. Rizzo: Strike looking, Strike looking, Rizzo popped out to third
    • B. Zobrist: Ball, Strike looking, Zobrist flied out to deep center
    • J. Heyward: Strike looking, Heyward singled to right
    • Chad Qualls relieved Mike Dunn
    • J. Baez: Pickoff attempt, Foul, Strike looking, Baez grounded out to third
    • End of the 7th (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
  • 6TH INNING
    • C. Edwards Pitching:
    • T. Wolters: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Foul, Wolters grounded out to shortstop
    • R. Tapia: Strike looking, Tapia grounded out to second
    • C. Blackmon: Foul, Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Strike swinging, Blackmon struck out swinging
    • Middle of the 6th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
    • J. Lyles Pitching:
    • J. Baez: Baez grounded out to shortstop
    • M. Montero: Montero fouled out to third
    • A. Russell: Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Russell homered to left
    • Kyle Schwarber hit for Carl Edwards
    • K. Schwarber: Foul, Ball, Ball, Ball, Foul, Foul, Foul, Foul, Schwarber homered to right
    • Alexi Amarista in right
    • Mike Dunn pitching
    • J. Jay: Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Jay doubled to left center
    • K. Bryant: Foul, Foul, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Bryant struck out looking
    • End of the 6th (2 Runs, 3 Hits, 0 Errors)
  • 5TH INNING
    • J. Arrieta Pitching:
    • T. Wolters: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Wolters doubled to left
    • Raimel Tapia hit for Antonio Senzatela
    • R. Tapia: Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Foul, Ball, Ball, Foul, Ball, Tapia walked
    • C. Blackmon: Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Ball, Blackmon hit by pitch, Wolters to third, Tapia to second, Wolters to third, Tapia to second on wild pitch
    • D. LeMahieu: Ball, Ball, Ball, Ball, LeMahieu walked, Wolters scored, Tapia to third, Blackmon to second
    • C. Gonzalez: Strike looking, Strike swinging, Ball, Strike looking, Gonzalez struck out looking
    • M. Reynolds: Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Reynolds singled to left, Tapia scored, Blackmon to third, LeMahieu to second
    • Carl Edwards relieved Jake Arrieta
    • I. Desmond: Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Ball, Ball, Ball, Foul, Foul, Desmond singled to center, Blackmon and LeMahieu scored, Reynolds to second
    • T. Story: Foul, Strike looking, Ball, Story flied out to deep left
    • P. Valaika: Foul, Strike looking, Strike swinging, Valaika struck out swinging
    • Middle of the 5th (4 Runs, 3 Hits, 0 Errors)
    • Raimel Tapia in right
    • Jordan Lyles pitching
    • A. Rizzo: Strike looking, Rizzo grounded out to pitcher
    • B. Zobrist: Ball, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Strike looking, Zobrist grounded out to second
    • J. Heyward: Ball, Foul, Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Heyward flied out to deep left
    • End of the 5th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
  • 4TH INNING
    • J. Arrieta Pitching:
    • C. Gonzalez: Gonzalez lined out to left
    • M. Reynolds: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Reynolds doubled to deep left
    • I. Desmond: Strike looking, Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Desmond singled to right, Reynolds to third
    • T. Story: Pickoff attempt to first, Story flied out to shallow right
    • P. Valaika: Strike swinging, Foul, Ball, Desmond stole second, Valaika grounded out to second
    • Middle of the 4th (0 Runs, 2 Hits, 0 Errors)
    • A. Senzatela Pitching:
    • M. Montero: Ball, Foul, Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Montero doubled to deep right center
    • A. Russell: Strike looking, Ball, Russell singled to left, Montero to third
    • J. Arrieta: Strike looking, Ball, Pickoff attempt to first, Strike swinging, Ball, Strike looking, Arrieta struck out looking
    • J. Jay: Foul, Strike swinging, Strike looking, Jay struck out looking
    • K. Bryant: Strike looking, Pickoff attempt to first, Strike swinging, Foul, Foul, Ball, Ball, Foul, Strike swinging, Bryant struck out swinging
    • End of the 4th (0 Runs, 2 Hits, 0 Errors)
  • 3RD INNING
    • J. Arrieta Pitching:
    • A. Senzatela: Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Strike swinging, Senzatela struck out swinging
    • C. Blackmon: Ball, Ball, Foul, Blackmon flied out to deep left
    • D. LeMahieu: Ball, LeMahieu grounded out to shortstop
    • Middle of the 3rd (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
    • A. Senzatela Pitching:
    • B. Zobrist: Strike looking, Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Ball, Ball, Zobrist singled to right
    • J. Heyward: Strike looking, Ball, Heyward grounded into double play second to shortstop to first, Zobrist out at second
    • J. Baez: Ball, Ball, Ball, Foul, Strike looking, Foul tip, Baez struck out on foul tip
    • End of the 3rd (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
  • 2ND INNING
    • J. Arrieta Pitching:
    • T. Story: Strike looking, Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Strike looking, Story struck out looking
    • P. Valaika: Foul, Ball, Valaika flied out to deep left
    • T. Wolters: Ball, Foul, Ball, Ball, Wolters flied out to left
    • Middle of the 2nd (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
    • A. Senzatela Pitching:
    • J. Arrieta: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Strike looking, Arrieta struck out looking
    • J. Jay: Strike swinging, Strike looking, Foul, Jay grounded out to first
    • K. Bryant: Ball, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Strike looking, Ball, Bryant walked
    • A. Rizzo: Rizzo fouled out to third
    • End of the 2nd (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
  • 1ST INNING
    • J. Arrieta Pitching:
    • C. Blackmon: Ball, Ball, Blackmon lined out to third
    • D. LeMahieu: Strike looking, Strike looking, LeMahieu singled to right
    • C. Gonzalez: Gonzalez reached on fielder's choice to first, LeMahieu out at second
    • M. Reynolds: Ball, Ball, Pickoff attempt, Ball, Ball, Reynolds walked, Gonzalez to second
    • I. Desmond: Ball, Strike looking, Desmond reached on fielder's choice to third, Reynolds out at second
    • Middle of the 1st (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
    • A. Senzatela Pitching:
    • J. Jay: Strike looking, Jay singled to left
    • K. Bryant: Strike looking, Ball, Bryant singled to center, Jay to second
    • A. Rizzo: Ball, Foul, Foul, Foul, Ball, Foul, Ball, Foul, Foul, Rizzo doubled to deep right, Jay scored, Bryant to third
    • B. Zobrist: Strike looking, Ball, Zobrist homered to right center, Bryant and Rizzo scored
    • J. Heyward: Heyward popped out to second
    • J. Baez: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Ball, Ball, Baez walked
    • M. Montero: Foul, Pickoff attempt, Ball, Pickoff attempt, Foul, Foul, Foul, Foul, Foul, Pickoff attempt, Montero grounded out to catcher, Baez to second
    • A. Russell: Strike looking, Strike looking, Ball, Strike swinging, Russell struck out swinging
    • End of the 1st (4 Runs, 4 Hits, 0 Errors)