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Rockies 15, Cubs 2

DENVER (AP) - Jamey Carroll hit a pinch-hit grand slam to break open a tie game in the sixth to lead the Colorado Rockies past the Chicago Cubs 15-2 Saturday night.

Carroll, who's only other home run this season also came against the Cubs, hit Rich Hill's 1-2 pitch just over the left field wall for his ninth career homer, first grand slam and the sixth grand slam of the season for Colorado, a team record. Carroll finished with a career-high five RBIs.

The Cubs fell 1 1/2 games behind Milwaukee in the NL Central, and the Rockies moved to within two games of San Diego in the NL wild-card race.

Carroll's home run came after the Rockies loaded the bases on singles by Ryan Spilborghs and Yorvit Torrealba and a hit by pitch. Rookie Ian Stewart, making his first Major League start, was hit in the head by Hill. Stewart stayed in to run, but was replaced in the field the next inning.

Kaz Matsui singled to chase Hill (6-7) and after a stolen base Tulowitzki singled off of reliever Michael Wuertz for another run. Hill gave up seven earned runs in 5 2-3 innings, tying his career high in runs allowed.

The Rockies scored four more runs in the seventh on Hawpe's two-run homer - his 21st of the season - and Tulowitzki's two-run single. Tulowitzki went 4-for-5. Matsui was 3-for-6 and Torrealba scored three runs.

Colorado had a second four-run inning in the eighth, highlighted by Hawpe's RBI triple.

Colorado starter Josh Fogg (7-7) pitched six innings, surviving a rough first in which he threw 37 pitches and gave up a run on a bases loaded walk to Mike Fontenot.

Spilborgh's two-out single to right field tied the score in the first, and Matsui's RBI double in the second inning scored Torrealba from first base to give the Rockies the lead. The Cubs tied it in the fourth on Hill's two-out RBI single.


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