Patrick Wisdom cracked a tiebreaking three-run homer in the fifth inning, and the Cubs beat the Colorado Rockies 5-2 in the first game of a doubleheader on Wednesday at Wrigley Field.
Wisdom, a 29-year-old having a breakout season, launched a 1-1 slider from Austin Gomber over the left-field bleachers and onto Waveland Avenue for his 21st home run. Wisdom entered the year with four homers in 48 games over three seasons with the Cardinals, Rangers and Cubs.
David Bote and Austin Romine also homered for Chicago, which won its second straight at Wrigley Field after a team-record 13-game home losing streak.
Overall, the Cubs are 4-3 following a 12-game skid.
C.J. Cron hit his team-leading 22nd homer for the Rockies, who have lost three straight following a five-game winning streak.
Cubs starter Zach Davies allowed two runs on three hits and struck out six in 4 2/3 innings. The wiry right-hander went 0-4 with an 8.25 ERA in his previous five starts.
Codi Heuer (5-2) got the next four outs for his first win as a Cub. Adam Morgan pitched a perfect seventh for his first save.
Gomber (9-8) allowed five runs on five hits in 4 2/3 innings. The lefty struck out eight and walked one.
The twinbill was scheduled after Tuesday night’s game was rained out.
Cron homered to center off Davies’ 3-0 sinker with one out in the second to give the Rockies a 1-0 lead. Bote went deep to left in the bottom half to tie it.
Brendan Rodgers singled in a run in the third to put the Rockies back ahead, 2-1.
Romine lined his first homer in 13 games this season down the left-field line to tie it in the fourth.