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Colorado Rockies lose first game of 2015 to Chicago Cubs 9-5

Rockies get first 2015 loss out of the way in lopsided defeat to the Cubs on Saturday night.

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After Kyle Kendrick's excellent debut for the Rockies, he turned in a stinker tonight. Kendrick went five innings and gave up eight runs on eight hits. He struck out three, but he also walked five batters and gave up three home runs. The home runs didn't even come off of the big bats--Chris Coghlan and Mike Olt hit back-to-back homers off of Kendrick in the third inning, and Starlin Castro went deep off of him in the fifth.

The bullpen was solid once again. Christian Friedrich, Rafael Betancourt, and Adam Ottavino collectively gave up one unearned run off of three hits and a hit batsmen in four innings of work.

On the offensive side, Nolan Arenado hit a two run home run off of Jason Hammel in the second inning. It was his second of the year. Arenado added a double in the eighth inning. The double was his sixth extra base hit of the season so far. Troy Tulowitzki also hit his sixth extra base hit. They've all been doubles for him though. Tulo also worked a walk late in the eighth inning. Tulowitzki's double was his sixth in five games. Justin Morneau and Corey Dickerson each had a couple of base hits; DJ LeMahieu added three hits. He's now batting a cool .524 through five games.

The bright side: ROOT's new center field camera sure is magnificent.

Tomorrow afternoon, Kyle Hendricks faces off against Jordan Lyles in the series finale, after which the Rockies will take off for the Giants home opener in San Francisco.