For the Chicago Cubs, and their legions of fans who turned Coors Field into Wrigley Field West, Sunday afternoon was a party topped off by a wild 9-7 victory. A stint on the 7-day concussion disabled list also can't be ruled out yet.
But Bryant will be monitored closely, and a missed game or two seems certain. Quintana pitched into the sixth, while Marquez didn't make it out of the fourth in this contest.
Marquez recorded the first two outs of the ballgame easily before things started to fall out of whack.
Chicago Cubs third baseman Kris Bryant avoided potentially serious injury despite being hit in the head with a 96mph fastball. Chicago would utilize the baserunner and do damage in the inning. Javier Baez, who had three RBIs, made it 4-0 in the second with his seventh homer and Jason Heyward had a two-run single in the third for a 6-0 lead.More news: Iowa unemployment drops to 2.8 percent, 5th lowest in US
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Caleb Smith (0-3) struck out a career-high 10 in six innings for Miami, which outhit Milwaukee 6-4.
Baez hit a two-run double to highlight a three-run seventh, which loomed large when the Rockies countered with three runs in the bottom of the inning.
Colorado, dazed by the Cubs' early, six-run onslaught against starter German Marquez, managed to regain its balance and rally. Entering Sunday's game, he had a.319/.461/.536 slash-line with two home runs and 11 RBI on the still-young season.
The Cubs quickly retaliated by scoring three runs. An additional pair of runs was tacked on by Chicago after Baez ripped an RBI double to left field. Over his past two starts, with his command on point, Bettis has allowed just one run over 14 ⅓ innings. Colorado then scored a run on a groundout to the pitcher hit by Ryan McMahon and proceeded to score two more runs when David Dahl reached base on an infield single, and a throwing error was made by pitcher Carl Edwards Jr. making the score 9-7.