CHICAGO (AP) — Marcus Stroman won at Wrigley Field for the first time since signing with the Cubs, throwing a no-hitter in the sixth inning in a 2-1 win over the Colorado Rockies on Friday.
Stroman (4-7), who signed a four-year, $71 million contract, was 0-5 with a 7.11 ERA in nine previous starts at Wrigley Field this season. He didn’t allow a hit until Ryan McMahon homered with two out in the sixth, his 17th this season.
Zach McKinstry homered and tripled as the Cubs extended a winning streak to four for the first time since mid-August.
Stroman allowed three hits in six innings with two walks and five strikeouts. Brandon Hughes followed and Manuel Rodriguez threw a perfect ninth for his second save, completing four hits.
Chicago, wearing dark blue uniforms with “Wrigleyville” on the jerseys, was coming off a New York Mets sweep at the top of the NL East.
Colorado lost three of four and fell to a major league-worst 22-48 on the road. The Rockies are 40-34 at Coors Field.
Germán Marquez (8-11) allowed two runs, six hits and two walks in seven innings. He had given up a season-high nine points against Arizona in his previous start.
McKinstry, hitting .194 coming in, tripled the center field wall in the first and scored on Happ’s single. McKinstry homered to the basket at left center in the fifth.
REMINDER OF THE ROCKIES
Colorado recalled RHP Noah Davis from Double-A Hartford. The move comes a day after the Rockies released 14-year-old RHP veteran Jhoulys Chacín.
Cubs prospect Jared Young of Prince George, BC made his major league debut at first base. He went 1 for 4 with a brace in the eighth but left six runners on base.
Rockies: INF/OF Kris Bryant, out since July 31 (plantar fasciitis in his left foot) said he was able to run Friday for the first time since being sidelined. He said an injection of platelet-rich plasma helped. It’s uncertain whether the four-time All-Star will return this season.
Cubs: OF Seiya Suzuki was out of the starting lineup with left hand pain after being hit by a pitch in the ninth inning Wednesday. Suzuki entered the ninth as a defensive backup. Director David Ross said the X-rays were negative. … RHP Adbert Alzolay, out all season with a right shoulder injury, was on the pitch ahead of Friday’s game. Alzolay, who had been in rehab at Triple-A Iowa, said he hoped to be active this weekend.
Colorado RHP José Ureña (3-6, 5.81) will face Chicago RHP Hayden Wesneski (1-1, 3.12) on Saturday.
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