Cubs Get 10,000th Win

Beat Rockies 7-6 in 10 innings
By Jamie Buss,  Newser Staff
Posted Apr 24, 2008 8:01 AM CDT
Colorado Rockies' Troy Tulowitzki watches the flight of his three-run home run ball hit off Chicago Cubs relief pitcher Jon Lieber during the sixth inning of their game in Denver last night.   (AP Photo/Jack Dempsey)
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(Newser) – The lovable losers' 10,000th win was a memorable one. The Chicago Cubs beat the Colorado Rockies 7-6 on Ryan Theriot's RBI single off Kip Wells with two outs in the 10th inning last night. Both teams blew ninth-inning leads with their closers, but it was the Rockies who ended up losing their fourth straight game when leading after seven innings.

Theriot's single to right field scored pinch-runner Mike Fontenot from second base as the Cubs joined the Giants as the only franchises in major league history to reach 10,000 wins. Carlos Marmol pitched a perfect 10th for his second save in as many chances. Wood (2-0) picked up the win when the Cubs rallied off Kip Wells (1-1).