Wada earns 1st MLB win as Cubs beat Rockies - NBC Sports

Wada earns 1st MLB win as Cubs beat Rockies
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Colorado Rockies starting pitcher Yohan Flande delivers during the first inning of a baseball game against the Chicago Cubs Monday, July 28, 2014, in Chicago. (AP Photo/Charles Rex Arbogast)
July 28, 2014, 11:14 pm

CHICAGO (AP) Tsuyoshi Wada earned his first big league win, pitching seven strong innings Monday night as the Chicago Cubs defeated the Colorado Rockies 4-1.

Anthony Rizzo drove in two runs to back Wada (1-1).

In only his third career start in the majors, Wada cut through the Colorado lineup, allowing one run and five hits. It was a far cry from his last outing, when he lasted four innings and gave up five runs in a loss to San Diego.

The sole blemish on Wada's performance came in the sixth when the Rockies got three hits, capped by Nolan Arenado's RBI single.

Pedro Strop worked out of a jam in the eighth inning and Hector Rondon worked a perfect ninth for his 13th save in 16 chances.

Yohan Flande (0-3) struck out eight in 6 2-3 innings.

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