Nine runs over the first three innings was more than enough as the Cubs took game one of the weekend series against the Rockies, 10-2. Jacque Jones hit a two-run double while Matt Murton homered as Ted Lilly cruised in for the win.
The victory moves Chicago into a first place tie with the Brewers. Milwaukee was idle on Thursday. While the Cubs continue the set in Denver, Milwaukee faces the Astros in Houston over the weekend.