Jason Marquis (2-0) was masterful and efficient on his return to Wrigley Field after being traded by the Chicago Cubs in the off season, while the middle of the Colorado Rockies lineup patiently waited out Cubs pitching to procure Wednesday's 5-2 victory. Marquis pitched seven innings, allowing just one run on five hits and two walks and helped himself at the plate with a key bases loaded two run single with two outs in the second inning. Rockies hitters seemed frustrated Cubs pitching once again, racking up 13 strikeouts, but at the same time, their selectivity paid off, as seven walks and timely contact allowed them to pull out the victory.
Manny Corpas pitched a 1-2-3 eighth, but Huston Street struggled in the ninth, giving up a solo homerun to Derrek Lee, followed by a single and a walk before being pulled in favor of Jason Grilli. After Mike Fontenot was caught stealing third by Chris Iannetta (who threw out two baserunners on the day), Grilli induced a double play to secure the victory. The Rockies are 4-4 on the season.
In all, Rockies hitters saw 182 pitches, while the Cubs saw just 137.