Jeff Samardzija was not hitting his spots early, but settled down in the middle innings, and wound up turning in a great performance.

The Cubs relied on a few solo homers to come back and tie things up, finally, in the 8th before the Rockies went all yakety sax, and the Cubs took the lead for good. Carlos Marmol looked mighty good in the 9th for the save.

Joe Mather got the game-winning hit …


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