Cook and Rockies Beat Cubs 4-2

Win ends four-game slide for NL pennant holders
By Chip Bayers,  Newser Staff
Posted Apr 24, 2008 6:08 PM CDT
Cook and Rockies Beat Cubs 4-2
Chicago Cubs' Daryle Ward, left, is forced out at second base as Colorado Rockies shortstop Troy Tulowitzki throws to first base in a failed attempt to get batter Mike Fotenot in the eighth inning of the Rockies' 4-2 victory in a Major League Baseball game in Denver on Thursday, April 24, 2008.    (AP Photo/David Zalubowski)

Aaron Cook pitched eight strong innings and Brian Fuentes earned his first save in 10 months to help the Colorado Rockies end a four-game skid with a 4-2 win over the Chicago Cubs on Thursday. Cook (3-1) won his third straight start and halted the Cubs' six-game win streak. Chicago had won nine of its last 10 games.

Jason Marquis gave up eight hits and struck out four in seven innings. Kevin Hart (2-1) took the loss in relief. Fuentes, who took over the closer's role from struggling Manny Corpas before the game, worked a perfect ninth to record his first save since last June 21. The Rockies broke a 2-all tie in the eighth. (More Philadelphia Phillies stories.)

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