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Cubs clip Rockies in wild 10-9 game at Wrigley Field

CHICAGO ” Alfonso Soriano hit a game-ending two-run single to give the Cubs a 10-9 win over the Colorado Rockies on Monday night, setting off a wild celebration after the Cubs bullpen blew an 8-3 lead in the ninth inning.

Troy Tulowitzki hit a three-run homer for the Rockies, who scored six runs in the ninth.

After Todd Helton doubled in a run with no outs in the ninth off reliever Scott Eyre, Bobby Howry (4-4) was greeted by back-to-back RBI singles from Garrett Atkins and Brad Hawpe.

Then Tulowitzki followed with a three-run homer to put the Rockies ahead 9-8.

Howry is the closer while Ryan Dempster is unavailable because of a strained oblique muscle.

After Tulowitzki’s homer, a fan charged at Howry.

The fan was just a few feet from the mound before security guards tackled him.

The Cubs came back in the ninth off Rockies closer Brian Fuentes (0-2) in the ninth to win the game.

Mark DeRosa reached on a single, then Rob Bowen followed with a fielder’s choice.

Koyie Hill hit a pinch-hit single to left, and Ryan Theriot reached on an error by Kaz Matsui.

With the bases loaded, Soriano followed with a two-run single, scoring pinch-runner Jacque Jones and Hill, setting off a wild celebration.

Rookie Mike Fontenot went 5-for-5 with two RBIs, Angel Pagan hit a three-run homer for the Cubs.


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