Cubs Calendar: June 25, 2007

On a warm Monday night at Wrigley Field, 40,269 fans saw the Cubs defeat the Colorado Rockies 10-9 in an unusual nine inning game. The Cubs jumped out to a 4-1 lead in the bottom of the first inning capped by an Angel Pagan three-run home run. Cubs’ starting pitcher Jason Marquis struggled, but gave up only three runs in five and two-thirds innings. The Cubs added four more runs over the next several inning to take an eight to three lead into the ninth inning. Disaster struck in the ninth inning when Cubs’ reliever Scott Eyre allowed three consecutive base runners to start the inning. Bob Howry came on in relief and allowed two singles and a three-run home run to put the Rockies up 9-8. With two outs and a man on first base, Rockies’ closer Brian Fuentes gave up a single to Koyie Hill to keep the Cubs’ hopes alive. Ryan Theriot reached base on an error when he hit a ground ball that was booted by second baseman Kazuo Matsui. The error loaded the bases for Alfonso Soriano. Refusing to disappoint the stunned crowd, Soriano line a single into center field to score two runs and win the game for the Cubs. In the game, Mike Fontenot went five for five while Mark DeRosa and Derrek Lee each added three hits. Howry received the win despite allowing three runs in one inning of relief.