STREAMING NOW: Watch Now

Arenado hits 2 HRs to back Anderson, Rockies pound Cubs 11-2

Arenado hit two of Colorado’s season-high four homers and drove in five runs to back Tyler Anderson in an 11-2 victory over the Chicago Cubs on Wednesday.

Posted: May 2, 2018 11:12 PM

CHICAGO (AP) — Nolan Arenado got the rout started when he lined a fastball off the roof of a club room beyond the shrubs in center field. From there, the Rockies kept the long drives coming.

Arenado hit two of Colorado’s season-high four homers and drove in five runs to back Tyler Anderson in an 11-2 victory over the Chicago Cubs on Wednesday.

The Rockies hit seven home runs over the past two games at Wrigley Field, including three for Arenado.

The three-time All-Star belted two long drives in this one, starting with a two-run shot off Yu Darvish in the first. Arenado connected again in the eighth, nailing a three-run homer to left against Luke Farrell that bounced into the street.

Trevor Story added a long homer to left leading off the fifth, and Chris Iannetta chased Darvish one out later with a solo drive that made it 6-1.

“We have a lot of power, one through nine, really,” Arenado said. “Good guys that can drive the ball out of the ballpark and I think that’s what we’ve always had here, obviously. It’s good to hit the ball out of the ballpark but we still have to have the kind of at-bats we had today.”

Anderson (2-0) went seven innings in his longest start of the season after leaving his previous outing because he was feeling light-headed. The left-hander struck out a season-high nine while allowing two runs and three hits.

Anthony Rizzo homered in the fourth and Kris Bryant went deep in the sixth , but that was it for Chicago. The Cubs finished with four hits in their eighth consecutive game with three or fewer runs.

“That game belongs in Lake Michigan — with cement shoes tied around it,” manager Joe Maddon said. “That was awful.”

Rizzo’s drive was his second in as many days. He connected from the fourth spot in the order after hitting his fourth career leadoff homer on Tuesday. But the Cubs dropped their second straight following a season-high five-game win streak.

Darvish (0-3) got tagged for six runs — five earned — and seven hits over 4 1/3 innings by a team that began the day with the majors’ lowest batting average. Coming off a dominant start against Milwaukee, the right-hander exited to boos this time around.

The latest shaky outing left his ERA through six starts at 6.00 — not what the Cubs envisioned when they signed him to a $126 million contract in the offseason.

West Lafayette
Mostly Cloudy
39° wxIcon
Hi: 39° Lo: 33°
Feels Like: 30°
Kokomo
Partly Cloudy
40° wxIcon
Hi: 40° Lo: 32°
Feels Like: 31°
Rensselaer
Cloudy
34° wxIcon
Hi: 35° Lo: 33°
Feels Like: 23°
Fowler
Partly Cloudy
39° wxIcon
Hi: 37° Lo: 32°
Feels Like: 30°
Williamsport
Partly Cloudy
35° wxIcon
Hi: 38° Lo: 32°
Feels Like: 25°
Crawfordsville
Partly Cloudy
37° wxIcon
Hi: 39° Lo: 31°
Feels Like: 27°
Frankfort
Mostly Cloudy
39° wxIcon
Hi: 39° Lo: 31°
Feels Like: 29°
Delphi
Partly Cloudy
34° wxIcon
Hi: 40° Lo: 34°
Feels Like: 24°
Monticello
Partly Cloudy
34° wxIcon
Hi: 40° Lo: 35°
Feels Like: 24°
Logansport
Partly Cloudy
36° wxIcon
Hi: 39° Lo: 33°
Feels Like: 26°
A windy and chilly day is expected. Tonight could be the coldest night of the season so far.
WLFI Temps
WLFI Planner

Indiana Coronavirus Cases

Data is updated nightly.

Cases: 1118335

Reported Deaths: 17712
CountyCasesDeaths
Marion1455892240
Lake724831254
Allen67063882
Hamilton51060487
St. Joseph49820649
Elkhart40268546
Vanderburgh34714497
Tippecanoe30808276
Johnson27696467
Hendricks26313385
Porter25657386
Madison21131455
Clark20238279
Vigo19059309
LaPorte17192261
Howard16770314
Delaware16761303
Monroe16628220
Kosciusko14293167
Hancock13113186
Bartholomew12983190
Warrick12210190
Wayne12090269
Floyd12011226
Grant11998245
Morgan10409192
Boone9869124
Noble9316122
Henry9177169
Marshall9152147
Dearborn8970100
Dubois8835140
Shelby8281130
Cass8167128
Lawrence8057185
DeKalb7817109
Jackson770793
Huntington7661115
Gibson7102118
Montgomery7101123
Harrison6954100
Knox6915116
Steuben669089
Whitley659660
Miami6595113
Putnam645085
Clinton627179
Wabash6221111
Jasper613192
Jefferson5856105
Ripley557294
Adams542281
Daviess5076117
Scott491580
Wells4836105
White478469
Greene4701101
Clay464662
Decatur4611110
Fayette452496
Jennings452067
LaGrange427491
Posey410044
Randolph3944107
Washington390956
Fountain375964
Fulton364874
Spencer362247
Starke355574
Owen353577
Sullivan348555
Orange331372
Jay331050
Rush309533
Carroll296239
Franklin292744
Perry290553
Vermillion283658
Tipton251167
Parke250130
Pike248644
Blackford222144
Pulaski210359
Newton182452
Brown177550
Crawford169129
Benton168417
Martin152120
Switzerland147612
Warren135816
Union122616
Ohio92413
Unassigned0595

COVID-19 Important links and resources

As the spread of COVID-19, or as it's more commonly known as the coronavirus continues, this page will serve as your one-stop for the resources you need to stay informed and to keep you and your family safe. CLICK HERE

Closings related to the prevention of the COVID-19 can be found on our Closings page.

Community Events