Ryan Hanigan emptied the bases with two outs as part of a six-run attack in the third inning, and the Colorado Rockies beat the Chicago Cubs 10-4 on Tuesday in the first game of a doubleheader .
Mark Reynolds hit a home run for the fourth straight game and brought in a couple of straightforward producers. All members of the starting lineup, including Venezuelan pitcher Antonio Senzatela, struck at least one hit by the Rockies, leaders of the NL West.
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Reynolds has hit .533 for four games, which are part of a 10-game Colorado home run.
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Senzatela (5-1) had control problems during six episodes, but he managed to get ahead. The rookie, a specialist in the straight, issued three tickets and prescribed four strikeouts.
Jake Arrieta (4-2) was retired from the game after three innings and two-thirds – his shorter performance with the Cubs. The ace allowed nine hits and the same number of runs, of which only five were clean.
For the Cubs, Willson Contreras of Venezuela 2-1 with a push, Miguel Montero of 4-1. Javier Báez of Puerto Rico 4-1.
For the Rockies, Venezuelans Carlos Gonzalez 4-1 with a powered, Senzatela 3-1.