Cubs lefty Lilly stymies Rockies, 4-0

By: AP/11 Sports
By: AP/11 Sports

Ted Lilly held Colorado hitless for 6 2-3 innings on a raw day at Wrigley Field and the Chicago Cubs won their home opener Monday by holding the Rockies to one hit in a 4-0 victory.

Garrett Atkins grounded a clean single between short and third on a 1-0 pitch with two outs in the top of the seventh to end Lilly's no-hit bid. After Seth Smith followed the single with a walk, Chicago manager Lou Piniella removed Lilly. The left-hander left to a rousing ovation from a bundled-up crowd. Attendance was announced at 40,077.

Lilly (2-0) allowed just two walks and the single, while striking out eight. He also walked Chris Iannetta in the third. Relievers Angel Guzman, Aaron Heilman and Kevin Gregg completed the one-hit shutout.

(Copyright 2009 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)


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