Cubs Lilly Shuts Rockies Down

By: Associated Press Email
By: Associated Press Email

CHICAGO (AP) - Ted Lilly held Colorado hitless for 6 2-3 innings on a raw day at Wrigley Field and the Chicago Cubs won their home opener Monday by holding the Rockies to one hit in a 4-0 victory.

Garrett Atkins grounded a clean single between short and third on a 1-0 pitch with two outs in the top of the seventh to end Lilly's no-hit bid.

After Seth Smith followed the single with a walk, Chicago manager Lou Piniella removed Lilly. The left-hander left to a rousing ovation from a bundled-up crowd. Attendance was announced at 40,077.

Lilly (2-0) allowed just two walks and the single, while striking out eight. He also walked Chris Iannetta in the third.

Relievers Angel Guzman, Aaron Heilman and Kevin Gregg completed the one-hit shutout.

(Copyright 2009 By The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)


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