CHICAGO – Carlos Gonzalez used his speed to beat out a potential double-play ball in the seventh inning and drive in the go-ahead run in the Colorado Rockies' 4-3 victory over the Chicago Cubs on Saturday.
Andrew Brown hit his first career homer and pinch-hitter Josh Rutledge had a two-run shot for Colorado, which has won six of seven. Carlos Torres (3-1) threw 2 1-3 scoreless innings as four Rockies relievers combined for five innings of one-hit ball.
Brett Jackson hit a two-run homer for Chicago, which has lost five of six and seven of nine.
Jackson connected in the Cubs' three-run fourth inning against Alex White. Jackson's second homer in two days came right after third baseman Chris Nelson's error allowed Alfonso Soriano to score the first run of the game.
Rutledge hit for White in the fifth and drove the first pitch he saw from Brooks Raley over the wall in left, trimming the Cubs' lead to 3-2. Rutledge has been out of the starting lineup since Aug. 19 with a sore quadriceps.
Raley, recalled from Triple-A Iowa before the game, allowed five hits, struck out four and walked three.