Pacheco homers as Rockies sweep Cubs with 7-5 win

September 27, 2012
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photo - Chicago Cubs' Anthony Rizzo is out as he slides across home plate while Colorado Rockies catcher Wilin Rosario grabs the short throw during the fifth inning of a baseball game Thursday, Sept. 27, 2012, in Denver. (AP Photo/Jack Dempsey) Photo by THE ASSOCIATED PRESS
Chicago Cubs' Anthony Rizzo is out as he slides across home plate while Colorado Rockies catcher Wilin Rosario grabs the short throw during the fifth inning of a baseball game Thursday, Sept. 27, 2012, in Denver. (AP Photo/Jack Dempsey) Photo by THE ASSOCIATED PRESS 

DENVER — Jordan Pacheco and DJ LeMahieu each homered, leading the Colorado Rockies to a 7-5 win over the Chicago Cubs on Thursday for a three-game series sweep.

Pacheco, Wilin Rosario and Chris Nelson had two hits apiece for the Rockies, who had 12 hits in their final home game of 2012.

Rafael Betancourt pitched the ninth for his 31st save.

Anthony Rizzo homered and had three hits and Luis Valbuena also had two hits for the Cubs, who have lost five straight and nine of 10.

The Cubs (59-97) are on pace to surpass 100 losses for the first time since 1966.

Pacheco homers as Rockies sweep Cubs with 7-5 win

Updated: September 27, 2012 at 12:00 am

DENVER — Jordan Pacheco and DJ LeMahieu each homered, leading the Colorado Rockies to a 7-5 win over the Chicago Cubs on Thursday for a three-game series sweep. Pacheco, Wilin Rosario and Chris Nelson had two hits apiece for the Rockies, who had 12 hits in their final home game of 2012....

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