Rockies Power Past Cubs, 6-5

Nolan Arenado - Matthew Stockman/Getty Images

Colorado Rockies third baseman Nolan Arenado circles the bases after hitting a two-run home run in a 6-5 win over the Chicago Cubs on Tuesday. (Photo: Matthew Stockman/Getty Images)

After a 2-4 road trip, the Colorado Rockies loved being back in the friendly confines of Coors Field.

They started a seven-game homestand with a come-from-behind 6-5 win over the Chicago Cubs.

Trailing 4-0 after the Cubs hit three home runs and scored four runs in the top of the third inning, the Rockies bounced right back in the bottom half of the inning.

Charlie Blackmon and Nolan Arenado each hit a two-run homer to tie the game 4-4.

It stayed that way until Ian Desmond unloaded a 486 foot pinch-hit home run in the seventh, the longest in MLB this year according to Statcast.

After the Cubs tied the game in the eighth, Rockies second baseman Ryan McMahon delivered an RBI single in the bottom half of the inning to provide the winning margin.

The game also marked the return of former Rockies outfielder Carlos Gonzalez to Coors Field. CarGo is now with the Cubs.


Game two of the series is Tuesday at 6 p.m. MDT on KOA NewsRadio 850 AM and 94.1 FM.

Here KOA Voice of the Rockies Jerry Schemmels' call of Desmond's big blast


Check out the game highlights from KOA.


After the game, KOA Voice of the Rockies Jerry Schemmel spoke with Desmond.


Postgame comments from Rockies second baseman Ryan McMahon.


Postgame comments from Rockies first baseman Daniel Murphy.


Postgame comments from Rockies pitcher German Marquez.


Postgame comments from Rockies manager Bud Black.

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