DENVER (AP) — Trevor Story hit two home runs, including a go-ahead two-run drive in the fifth inning, and the Colorado Rockies hung on to beat the Chicago Cubs 6-5 on Thursday. Sam Hilliard and Connor Joe also homered and Brendan Rodgers extended his hitting streak to 12 games with two singles for the Rockies, who took two of three from the Cubs.

DENVER, CO – AUGUST 5: Colorado Rockies shortstop Trevor Story (27) hits a fifth inning 2-run homerun during a game between the Colorado Rockies and the Chicago Cubs at Coors Field in Denver, Colorado on August 5, 2021. (Photo by Dustin Bradford/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images)

Willson Contreras hit a two-run double in Chicago’s four-run fifth. The Cubs concluded their six-game trip with a 2-4 mark after a series of trade deadline deals that saw the departure of stalwarts Anthony Rizzo, Kris Bryant and Javier Báez.

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Rodgers started the fifth with a single off Jake Jewell (0-1) and Story — who was the subject of trade rumors leading up to the deadline — followed with his second homer of the day and 15th this season to put the Rockies ahead 6-4. It was his second multi-homer game this season and 17th of his career.

The Cubs pulled within a run in the sixth on David Bote’s double and Frank Schwindel’s RBI single off Tyler Kinley (2-2), but the Rockies bullpen shut down the Cubs the rest of the way. Daniel Bard got the last three outs for his 17th save.

Antonio Senzatela, reinstated from the COVID-19 list before the game for his first start since July 7, was strong early before wavering in the fifth. He struck out six consecutive Cubs batters spanning the second and fourth innings.

DENVER, COLORADO – AUGUST 05: Sam Hilliard #22 of the Colorado Rockies gestures as he circles the bases after hitting a solo home run against the Chicago Cubs in the fourth inning at Coors Field on August 05, 2021 in Denver, Colorado. (Photo by Matthew Stockman/Getty Images)

The Cubs’ outburst in the fifth included an RBI single by Rafael Ortega, a two-run double by Wilson Contreras and a two-out RBI single by Ian Happ that evened the score at 4-all and chased Senzatela.

Chicago starter Jake Arrieta allowed four runs in four innings, his fourth consecutive start in which he has thrown four innings or fewer. He gave up three home runs, all solo shots, among the nine hits he allowed.

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TRAINER’S ROOM

Rockies: Senzatela, who was placed on the COVID-19 list on July 16, made one rehab start, pitching four scoreless innings with the Arizona League Rockies a week ago. Colorado also reinstated RHP Yency Almonte from the COVID-19 list. LHP Zac Rosscup was returned to Triple-A Albuquerque and INF Rio Ruiz was optioned to Albuquerque.

UP NEXT

Cubs: Return home to open a three-game set Friday night against the crosstown White Sox with RHP Kyle Hendricks (13-4, 3.71 ERA) scheduled to start against RHP Lance Lynn (10-3, 2.07).

Rockies: RHP Germán Márquez (9-8, 3.51) is set to pitch Friday night’s series opener against the Miami Marlins’ RHP Sandy Alcantara (6-9, 3.12).

By DENNIS GEORGATOS Associated Press

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