CHICAGO, IL - MAY 15: David DeJesus #9 of the Chicago Cubs runs the bases after hitting a home run against the Colorado Rockies during the first inning on May 15, 2013 at Wrigley Field in Chicago, Illinois. (Photo by David Banks/Getty Images)
CHICAGO (AP) - Jeff Samardzija hit a two-run home run and pitched eight strong innings for his first win since opening day and the Chicago Cubs beat the Colorado Rockies 6-3 on Wednesday night.
David DeJesus led off the first inning with a home run and Anthony Rizzo had two hits for the Cubs, who won back-to-back series for the first time this season.
Reid Brignac hit a pinch-hit homer for the Rockies, who finished a 2-4 road trip.
The Rockies have not won back-to-back games since a season-high eight-game winning streak April 12-20. They have not won a three-game series at Wrigley Field since Sept. 29 to Oct. 1, 2006.
Samardzija (2-5) allowed two runs and five hits. He struck out seven and walked two.
Colorado starter Jon Garland (3-4) allowed three runs and seven hits in five innings. He struck out four and walked one.
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