Posted July 21, 2013 on
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After hitting the ball hard and coming up empty in recent games, Nolan Arenado finally got one to drop.
Tyler Chatwood pitched six strong innings, Arenado snapped an 0-for-18 skid with a go-ahead single and the Colorado Rockies beat the Chicago Cubs 4-3 on Sunday to win the three-game series.
''Lately, I haven't been coming through for my teammates like I wish I could,'' Arenado said. ''But I've just got to keep hitting the ball hard and that's all I can do. Luckily, I hit one up the middle and I was able to help out, which was nice.''
Chatwood (6-3), who went the distance last time out but was a tough-luck loser to Zack Greinke and the Los Angeles Dodgers 1-0, allowed seven hits and two runs, one earned.
Starlin Castro had four hits for Chicago, matching a career high, and Anthony Rizzo homered.
Edwin Jackson (6-11) settled down after a rough start to go seven innings, allowing five hits and four runs - three earned. All the damage o...
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