Arenado hits 2 HRs to back Anderson, Rockies pound Cubs 11-2

CHICAGO (AP) Nolan Arenado got the rout started when he lined a fastball off the roof of a club room beyond the shrubs in center field. From there, the Rockies kept the long drives coming.

Arenado hit two of Colorado's season-high four homers and drove in five runs to back Tyler Anderson in an 11-2 victory over the Chicago Cubs on Wednesday.

The Rockies hit seven home runs over the past two games at Wrigley Field, including three for Arenado.

The three-time All-Star belted two long drives in this one, starting with a two-run shot off Yu Darvish in the first. Arenado connected again in the eighth, nailing a three-run homer to left against Luke Farrell that bounced into the street.

Trevor Story added a long homer to left leading off the fifth, and Chris Iannetta chased Darvish one out later with a solo drive that made it 6-1.

''We have a lot of power, one through nine, really,'' Arenado said. ''Good guys that can drive the ball out of the ballpark and I think that's what we've always had here, obviously. It's good to hit the ball out of the ballpark but we still have to have the kind of at-bats we had today.''

Anderson (2-0) went seven innings in his longest start of the season after leaving his previous outing because he was feeling light-headed. The left-hander struck out a season-high nine while allowing two runs and three hits.

Anthony Rizzo homered in the fourth and Kris Bryant went deep in the sixth , but that was it for Chicago. The Cubs finished with four hits in their eighth consecutive game with three or fewer runs.

''That game belongs in Lake Michigan - with cement shoes tied around it,'' manager Joe Maddon said. ''That was awful.''

Rizzo's drive was his second in as many days. He connected from the fourth spot in the order after hitting his fourth career leadoff homer on Tuesday. But the Cubs dropped their second straight following a season-high five-game win streak.

Darvish (0-3) got tagged for six runs - five earned - and seven hits over 4 1/3 innings by a team that began the day with the majors' lowest batting average. Coming off a dominant start against Milwaukee, the right-hander exited to boos this time around.

The latest shaky outing left his ERA through six starts at 6.00 - not what the Cubs envisioned when they signed him to a $126 million contract in the offseason.

DRINK UP

The Rockies sent rookie outfielder Noel Cuevas - in full uniform and pushing a cart - on a coffee run prior to the game. He returned with about 20 cups from Starbucks.

The caffeine boost seemed to fuel Colorado.

TAKING THE FIFTH

Darvish failed to make it out of the fifth inning for the fourth time this season.

The home runs by Story on the first pitch and Iannetta gave the right-hander 14 earned runs and a 31.50 ERA in the inning.

''I was throwing the ball high up in the zone where they would usually foul it off, but like Iannetta, he hit it pretty well,'' Darvish said through an interpreter. ''I think they were just hitting the ball in the higher zone well in general today.''

TRAINER'S ROOM

Rockies: The Rockies plan to activate LHP Chris Rusin (strained right intercostal) from the 10-day disabled list Friday, when they open a three-game series at the New York Mets. Rusin has a 4.97 ERA in eight relief appearance after going 5-1 with a 2.65 ERA in 60 games last year. ''All signs are good,'' manager Bud Black said.

Cubs: Maddon said RHP Eddie Butler (strained right groin) is ''doing really well'' and the Cubs will ''start mapping out a program (for his return).'' Butler was eligible to come off the DL on Monday but remains sidelined.

UP NEXT

Rockies: RHP German Marquez (1-3, 5.14 ERA) tries to shake off back-to-back losses as the Rockies open a weekend series against RHP Zack Wheeler (2-1, 4.09 ERA) and the Mets in New York on Friday.

Cubs: Chicago opens a three-game series Friday at St. Louis, with LHP Jose Quintana (3-1, 5.74 ERA) pitching for the Cubs and RHP Miles Mikolas (3-0, 3.27 ERA) starting for the Cardinals.

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  • W: T. Anderson (2-0)L: Y. Darvish (0-3)
  • HR: COL - C. Iannetta (3), N. Arenado 2 (7), T. Story (7), CHC - A. Rizzo (3), K. Bryant (3)
PLAYERS OF THE GAME
HITTERSABRHRBIHRBBSOLOBAVGOBPSLGOPSFPTS
C. Blackmon CF42110211.284.387.608.9945.5
D. Dahl RF-LF60200025.273.333.485.8181.0
N. Arenado 3B62352025.320.412.6191.03116.0
T. Story SS52211021.235.321.470.7907.0
G. Parra LF52300010.241.298.333.6318.5
J. McGee P0000-000.000.000.000.000-
H. Musgrave P00000000.000.000.000.0000.0
C. Iannetta C41121101.218.307.372.6798.0
D. Castro 2B50110001.125.125.125.2502.0
P. Valaika 1B31000212.091.167.145.3122.5
T. Anderson P30000022.000.100.000.100-1.0
a- N. Cuevas PH-RF21200000.350.381.350.7313.0
  • a-singled for Anderson in the 8th
HITTERSABRHRBIHRBBSOLOBAVGOBPSLGOPSFPTS
A. Almora CF40000000.275.326.400.7260.0
J. Baez 2B-SS40100010.279.330.625.9551.5
K. Bryant 3B41111012.287.427.517.9455.5
A. Rizzo 1B41211011.171.269.280.5496.5
W. Contreras C-LF20000202.258.355.409.7642.0
B. Zobrist LF-2B40000013.291.381.418.799-0.5
A. Russell SS30000020.231.304.308.612-1.0
L. Farrell P00000000.000.000.000.0000.0
J. Heyward RF30000030.229.323.361.684-1.5
Y. Darvish P10000000.125.125.250.3750.0
B. Duensing P0000-000.000.000.000.000-
a- I. Happ PH10000010.233.282.384.666-0.5
M. Montgomery P0000-000.000.000.000.000-
V. Caratini C10000000.268.318.341.6600.0
  • a-struck out for Duensing in the 5th
BATTING
  • 2B - N. Arenado (6), G. Parra 2 (5)
  • HR - N. Arenado 2 (7), T. Story (7), C. Iannetta (3)
  • RBI - C. Blackmon (19), N. Arenado 5 (19), T. Story (20), C. Iannetta 2 (10), D. Castro
BATTING
  • 2B - J. Baez (9)
  • HR - K. Bryant (3), A. Rizzo (3)
  • RBI - K. Bryant (12), A. Rizzo (11)
  • 2-Out RBI - K. Bryant (4)
BASERUNNING
  • SB - G. Parra (3)
FIELDING
  • E - N. Arenado (2), P. Valaika
FIELDING
  • E - W. Contreras 2 (3)
PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
T. Anderson (W, 2-0)7.03221923.781.3229.5
J. McGee1.00000104.380.893.5
H. Musgrave1.01001000.001.001.0
PITCHERSIP
T. Anderson (W, 2-0)7.0
J. McGee1.0
H. Musgrave1.0
PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
Y. Darvish (L, 0-3)4.17653836.001.57-4.0
B. Duensing0.20001100.001.15-0.5
M. Montgomery2.13221205.841.781.0
L. Farrell1.25310011.801.40-3.0
PITCHERSIP
Y. Darvish (L, 0-3)4.1
B. Duensing0.2
M. Montgomery2.1
L. Farrell1.2
PITCHING
  • Pitches-Strikes - T. Anderson 100-71, J. McGee 8-6, H. Musgrave 14-8
  • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - T. Anderson 8-4, J. McGee 1-1, H. Musgrave 1-2
  • Batters Faced - T. Anderson 25, J. McGee 3, H. Musgrave 5
PITCHING
  • Pitches-Strikes - Y. Darvish 86-54, B. Duensing 12-6, M. Montgomery 41-27, L. Farrell 44-30
  • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - Y. Darvish 5-1, B. Duensing 1-0, M. Montgomery 3-2, L. Farrell 2-3
  • Batters Faced - Y. Darvish 24, B. Duensing 3, M. Montgomery 11, L. Farrell 10
PLAYERS OF THE GAME
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HITTERSABRHRBIHRBBSOLOBAVGOBPSLGOPSFPTS
C. Blackmon CF42110211.284.387.608.9945.5
D. Dahl RF-LF60200025.273.333.485.8181.0
N. Arenado 3B62352025.320.412.6191.03116.0
T. Story SS52211021.235.321.470.7907.0
G. Parra LF52300010.241.298.333.6318.5
J. McGee P0000-000.000.000.000.000-
H. Musgrave P00000000.000.000.000.0000.0
C. Iannetta C41121101.218.307.372.6798.0
D. Castro 2B50110001.125.125.125.2502.0
P. Valaika 1B31000212.091.167.145.3122.5
T. Anderson P30000022.000.100.000.100-1.0
a- N. Cuevas PH-RF21200000.350.381.350.7313.0
Total43111510451118-----
  • a-singled for Anderson in the 8th
HITTERSABRHRBIHRBBSOLOBAVGOBPSLGOPSFPTS
A. Almora CF40000000.275.326.400.7260.0
J. Baez 2B-SS40100010.279.330.625.9551.5
K. Bryant 3B41111012.287.427.517.9455.5
A. Rizzo 1B41211011.171.269.280.5496.5
W. Contreras C-LF20000202.258.355.409.7642.0
B. Zobrist LF-2B40000013.291.381.418.799-0.5
A. Russell SS30000020.231.304.308.612-1.0
L. Farrell P00000000.000.000.000.0000.0
J. Heyward RF30000030.229.323.361.684-1.5
Y. Darvish P10000000.125.125.250.3750.0
B. Duensing P0000-000.000.000.000.000-
a- I. Happ PH10000010.233.282.384.666-0.5
M. Montgomery P0000-000.000.000.000.000-
V. Caratini C10000000.268.318.341.6600.0
Total3124222108-----
  • a-struck out for Duensing in the 5th
BATTING
  • 2B - N. Arenado (6), G. Parra 2 (5)
  • HR - N. Arenado 2 (7), T. Story (7), C. Iannetta (3)
  • RBI - C. Blackmon (19), N. Arenado 5 (19), T. Story (20), C. Iannetta 2 (10), D. Castro
BATTING
  • 2B - J. Baez (9)
  • HR - K. Bryant (3), A. Rizzo (3)
  • RBI - K. Bryant (12), A. Rizzo (11)
  • 2-Out RBI - K. Bryant (4)
BASERUNNING
  • SB - G. Parra (3)
FIELDING
  • E - N. Arenado (2), P. Valaika
FIELDING
  • E - W. Contreras 2 (3)
PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
T. Anderson (W, 2-0)7.03221923.781.3229.5
J. McGee1.00000104.380.893.5
H. Musgrave1.01001000.001.001.0
Total9.04222102---
PITCHERSIP
T. Anderson (W, 2-0)7.0
J. McGee1.0
H. Musgrave1.0
Total9.0
PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
Y. Darvish (L, 0-3)4.17653836.001.57-4.0
B. Duensing0.20001100.001.15-0.5
M. Montgomery2.13221205.841.781.0
L. Farrell1.25310011.801.40-3.0
Total9.0151185114---
PITCHERSIP
Y. Darvish (L, 0-3)4.1
B. Duensing0.2
M. Montgomery2.1
L. Farrell1.2
Total9.0
PITCHING
  • Pitches-Strikes - T. Anderson 100-71, J. McGee 8-6, H. Musgrave 14-8
  • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - T. Anderson 8-4, J. McGee 1-1, H. Musgrave 1-2
  • Batters Faced - T. Anderson 25, J. McGee 3, H. Musgrave 5
PITCHING
  • Pitches-Strikes - Y. Darvish 86-54, B. Duensing 12-6, M. Montgomery 41-27, L. Farrell 44-30
  • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - Y. Darvish 5-1, B. Duensing 1-0, M. Montgomery 3-2, L. Farrell 2-3
  • Batters Faced - Y. Darvish 24, B. Duensing 3, M. Montgomery 11, L. Farrell 10
  • 8TH INNING
    Iannetta grounded out to shortstop, Parra scored112
    Parra singled to deep left, Story scored, Parra to third on left fielder Contreras fielding error102
    Arenado homered to left, Cuevas and Blackmon scored92
  • 6TH INNING
    Bryant homered to left center62
  • 5TH INNING
    Iannetta homered to center61
    Story homered to left center51
  • 4TH INNING
    Rizzo homered to right41
  • 3RD INNING
    Castro grounded out to third, Parra scored, Iannetta to second40
  • 2ND INNING
    Blackmon singled to right, Valaika scored, Anderson to second30
  • 1ST INNING
    Arenado homered to center, Blackmon scored20
  • 9TH INNING
    • L. Farrell Pitching:
    • P. Valaika: Ball, Ball, Foul, Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Valaika flied out to deep right
    • N. Cuevas: Strike looking, Strike looking, Foul, Cuevas singled to deep center
    • C. Blackmon: Ball, Foul, Blackmon grounded out to second, Cuevas to second
    • D. Dahl: Foul, Foul, Dahl reached on an infield single to first, Cuevas to third
    • N. Arenado: Ball, Strike swinging, Strike (foul tip), Arenado lined out to third
    • Middle of the 9th (0 Runs, 2 Hits, 0 Errors)
    • Harrison Musgrave relieved Jake McGee
    • J. Baez: Baez doubled to deep right center
    • K. Bryant: Ball, Foul on 1st baseman Valaika dropped ball error, Bryant flied out to deep center, Baez to third
    • A. Rizzo: Rizzo flied out to right
    • W. Contreras: Ball, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Contreras walked
    • B. Zobrist: Strike looking, Strike swinging, Contreras to second on fielder's indifference, Ball, Zobrist grounded out to shortstop
    • End of the 9th (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 1 Error)
  • 8TH INNING
    • Noel Cuevas hit for Tyler Anderson
    • N. Cuevas: Cuevas singled to center
    • C. Blackmon: Pickoff attempt, Ball, Ball, Ball, Ball, Blackmon walked, Cuevas to second
    • D. Dahl: Dahl lined out to second
    • Luke Farrell pitching
    • Victor Caratini catching
    • N. Arenado: Ball, Ball, Arenado homered to left, Cuevas and Blackmon scored
    • T. Story: Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Foul, Foul, Foul, Story singled to right center
    • G. Parra: Strike looking, Strike swinging, Parra singled to deep left, Story scored, Parra to third on left fielder Contreras fielding error
    • C. Iannetta: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Strike (foul tip), Ball, Iannetta grounded out to shortstop, Parra scored
    • D. Castro: Strike looking, Ball, Castro flied out to right
    • Middle of the 8th (5 Runs, 4 Hits, 1 Error)
    • Jake McGee pitching
    • J. Heyward: Ball, Strike looking, Strike looking, Strike swinging, Heyward struck out swinging
    • V. Caratini: Caratini grounded out to shortstop
    • A. Almora: Strike looking, Ball, Almora flied out to right
    • End of the 8th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
  • 7TH INNING
    • M. Montgomery Pitching:
    • G. Parra: Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Strike looking, Parra struck out looking
    • C. Iannetta: Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Iannetta flied out to deep center
    • D. Castro: Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Ball, Foul, Foul, Castro reached on an infield single to second
    • P. Valaika: Foul, Strike swinging, Ball, Valaika grounded into fielder's choice to shortstop, Castro out at second
    • Middle of the 7th (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
    • T. Anderson Pitching:
    • W. Contreras: Strike swinging, Foul, Contreras grounded out to shortstop
    • B. Zobrist: Ball, Foul, Strike swinging, Zobrist flied out to left
    • A. Russell: Foul, Ball, Foul, Foul, Strike swinging, Russell struck out swinging
    • End of the 7th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
  • 6TH INNING
    • Mike Montgomery pitching
    • C. Blackmon: Ball, Foul, Strike swinging, Blackmon grounded out to first
    • D. Dahl: Dahl grounded out to second
    • N. Arenado: Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Arenado doubled to deep left
    • T. Story: Ball, Ball, Foul, Strike swinging, Foul, Foul, Strike swinging, Story struck out swinging
    • Middle of the 6th (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
    • T. Anderson Pitching:
    • A. Almora: Almora grounded out to third
    • J. Baez: Ball, Strike swinging, Ball, Strike swinging, Foul, Strike swinging, Baez struck out swinging
    • K. Bryant: Ball, Bryant homered to left center
    • A. Rizzo: Strike looking, Strike (foul tip), Ball, Strike swinging, Rizzo struck out swinging
    • End of the 6th (1 Run, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
  • 5TH INNING
    • Y. Darvish Pitching:
    • T. Story: Story homered to left center
    • G. Parra: Ball, Ball, Foul, Parra grounded out to first
    • C. Iannetta: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Strike swinging, Iannetta homered to center
    • Brian Duensing relieved Yu Darvish
    • D. Castro: Strike swinging, Ball, Ball, Castro grounded out to first
    • P. Valaika: Ball, Foul, Ball, Ball, Ball, Valaika walked
    • T. Anderson: Strike looking, Foul, Strike swinging, Anderson struck out swinging
    • Middle of the 5th (2 Runs, 2 Hits, 0 Errors)
    • T. Anderson Pitching:
    • A. Russell: Strike looking, Strike swinging, Russell lined out to right
    • J. Heyward: Strike looking, Ball, Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Heyward struck out swinging
    • Ian Happ hit for Brian Duensing
    • I. Happ: Strike looking, Ball, Strike swinging, Ball, Strike swinging, Happ struck out swinging
    • End of the 5th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
  • 4TH INNING
    • Y. Darvish Pitching:
    • T. Anderson: Strike looking, Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Anderson struck out swinging
    • C. Blackmon: Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Strike swinging, Blackmon struck out swinging
    • D. Dahl: Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Dahl reached on an infield single to first
    • N. Arenado: Pickoff attempt, Ball, Foul, Ball, Strike swinging, Pickoff attempt, Foul, Foul, Foul tip, Arenado struck out on foul tip
    • Middle of the 4th (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
    • T. Anderson Pitching:
    • K. Bryant: Ball, Foul, Foul, Strike looking, Bryant struck out looking
    • A. Rizzo: Ball, Ball, Rizzo homered to right
    • W. Contreras: Ball, Foul, Foul, Foul, Foul, Foul, Ball, Foul, Ball, Foul, Ball, Contreras walked
    • B. Zobrist: Strike looking, Ball, Zobrist grounded into double play third to second to first, Contreras out at second
    • End of the 4th (1 Run, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
  • 3RD INNING
    • Y. Darvish Pitching:
    • T. Story: Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Ball, Story popped out to second
    • G. Parra: Strike looking, Ball, Parra doubled to deep right center
    • C. Iannetta: Ball, Foul, Ball, Parra stole third, Ball, Ball, Iannetta walked
    • D. Castro: Ball, Castro grounded out to third, Parra scored, Iannetta to second
    • P. Valaika: Ball, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Foul, Strike swinging, Valaika struck out swinging
    • Middle of the 3rd (1 Run, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
    • T. Anderson Pitching:
    • Y. Darvish: Ball, Darvish grounded out to third
    • A. Almora: Ball, Foul, Ball, Foul, Almora grounded out to second
    • J. Baez: Foul, Foul, Baez grounded out to third
    • End of the 3rd (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
  • 2ND INNING
    • Y. Darvish Pitching:
    • D. Castro: Ball, Castro grounded out to third
    • P. Valaika: Ball, Ball, Ball, Ball, Valaika walked
    • T. Anderson: Anderson safe at first on left fielder Contreras fielding error, Valaika to third
    • C. Blackmon: Ball, Blackmon singled to right, Valaika scored, Anderson to second
    • D. Dahl: Foul, Foul, Foul, Foul, Foul, Strike looking, Dahl struck out looking
    • N. Arenado: Strike looking, Foul, Strike swinging, Arenado struck out swinging
    • Middle of the 2nd (1 Run, 2 Hits, 1 Error)
    • T. Anderson Pitching:
    • B. Zobrist: Strike looking, Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Foul, Strike swinging, Zobrist struck out swinging
    • A. Russell: Strike (foul tip), Foul, Strike swinging, Russell struck out swinging
    • J. Heyward: Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Strike swinging, Heyward struck out swinging
    • End of the 2nd (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
  • 1ST INNING
    • Y. Darvish Pitching:
    • C. Blackmon: Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Blackmon walked
    • D. Dahl: Strike looking, Strike (foul tip), Foul, Pickoff attempt, Strike swinging, Dahl struck out swinging
    • N. Arenado: Arenado homered to center, Blackmon scored
    • T. Story: Ball, Foul, Ball, Foul, Strike looking, Story struck out looking
    • G. Parra: Ball, Parra doubled to deep center
    • C. Iannetta: Iannetta grounded out to shortstop
    • Middle of the 1st (2 Runs, 2 Hits, 0 Errors)
    • T. Anderson Pitching:
    • A. Almora: Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Almora popped out to first
    • J. Baez: Strike looking, Strike swinging, Baez safe at first on 3rd baseman Arenado fielding error
    • K. Bryant: Ball, Ball, Pickoff attempt, Strike looking, Strike looking, Ball, Bryant lined out to left
    • A. Rizzo: Pickoff attempt, Strike looking, Ball, Rizzo singled to right center, Baez to second
    • W. Contreras: Foul, Contreras grounded out to pitcher
    • End of the 1st (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 1 Error)