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* Chris Volstad got the win, but there were other key moments on Sunday in the 5-0 win over the Rockies. Dale Sveum was pleased with Brett Jackson’s day as he drew a walk in the second, singled in the fourth, and walked again in the eighth. He then scored on a wild pitch in the eighth. The rookie center fielder also made a nice defensive play. Sveum said Anthony Rizzo was more aggressive at the plate, which was good to see. The first baseman was 2-for-2 with two walks, including an intentional pass in the seventh. It was Rizzo’s 16th multi-hit game.
* Starlin Castro had two hits, and leads the Cubs with 38 multi-hit games. He has an extra base hit in 10 of his last 31 games. Castro also scored three runs.
* Darwin Barney ended an 0-for-15 skid with a RBI single in the sixth.
* The Cubs are 7-2 in their last nine series at Wrigley Field.
– Carrie Muskat