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Cubs Get Clobbered 13-4



    Cubs Get Clobbered 13-4
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    DENVER, CO - AUGUST 06: Charlie Culberson #23 of the Colorado Rockies has Junior Lake #21 of the Chicago Cubs out on a close play that was reviewed by the umpires and would prove to be the final out in the ninth inning of the game at Coors Field on August 6, 2014 in Denver, Colorado. (Photo by Dustin Bradford/Getty Images)

    Carlos Gonzalez homered, doubled and singled in his return to the lineup, and the Colorado Rockies snapped a five-game losing streak with a 13-4 victory over the Chicago Cubs on Wednesday night.

    Corey Dickerson had four hits, drove in three and was a homer shy of the cycle. Mike McKenry also homered for Colorado.

    The Rockies hadn't won since beating the Cubs last week at Wrigley Field, but ended their struggles with a big sixth inning against starter Jake Arrieta (6-3). Trailing 4-3, the first seven batters had hits, including Gonzalez's 11th homer, a two-run shot that gave the Rockies a 6-4 lead.

    Gonzalez had not started since aggravating his sprained right ankle in Detroit on Friday.

    Jordan Lyles (6-1) came off the 60-day disabled list to earn his first win since May 10. He allowed four runs on six hits in six innings in the first start by a Rockies right-hander in 21 games.

    Arrieta left after allowing pinch-hitter Brandon Barnes' RBI single that made it 9-4. Kyuji Fujikawa came on and allowed the final run before retiring the side.

    Arrieta, who had not allowed more than four runs in a game this season, gave up nine runs on 13 hits. The nine earned runs allowed matched a career high.

    Colorado added four more runs off reliever Chris Rusin in the seventh on Dickerson's two-run single and McKenry's two-run homer.

    Cubs leftfielder Chris Coghlan led off the game with a triple and scored on a sacrifice fly. He singled and doubled in his next two at-bats but walked in his last plate appearance to finish a home run shy of the cycle.

    Arismendy Alcantara made it 3-0 in the fourth with a two-run homer, his third of the season.

    The Rockies got it all back in the bottom of the inning. Justin Morneau, who had three hits, had a one-out triple and scored on a groundout, Gonzalez singled and came home on Dickerson's triple and McKenry tied it with a single to left.

    Coghlan gave the Cubs a 4-3 lead with a double in the fifth.