Cubs win, stay in 2nd

The Cubs are back on the winning track, defeating the Rockies 6-2 Friday night for their 2nd straight win.

Chicago remains in 2nd place in the NL Central, however. Milwaukee snapped a 4-game losing streak, defeating the Astros 5-4 in 11 innings.

The Brew Crew hold a half-game lead over the Cubs.

Jason Marquis pitched 6 2/3 innings, allowing just one earned run on 5 hits while striking out 5. He improved to 9-7 on the season.

Marquis also doubled in the 4th inning. He would then score the Cubs 4th run.

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