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COL@CHC: Anderson fans nine over seven strong innings

Javier Baez, the No. 5 overall prospect in the Top 100, has been called up by the Cubs and is likely to play Tuesday night against the Rockies.

Baez, selected with the ninth overall pick in the 2011 First-Year Player Draft, has batted .260 with 23 home runs in 104 games for Triple-A Iowa this year.

Baez, 21, has hit at every level of the Minor Leagues. The youngster is a career .278 hitter with 76 home runs and 238 RBIs in 319 games in the Minor Leagues. Baez, the No. 2 prospect in the loaded Chicago system, hit 20 home runs for Double-A Tennessee last year.

Baez, if he plays Tuesday, will face Colorado southpaw Brett Anderson. Anderson, who will make his fifth start since returning from a broken left index finger, has been dominant in his last three starts.

He has posted a 1.33 ERA to go along with a 1.082 WHIP and a 1-0 record in that span. His now stands at a season-best 3.12 ERA. Anderson will face another familiar foe when Chicago sends Travis Wood to the mound.

Wood was left with a no-decision against Colorado on Wednesday, after going six innings and allowing four runs on eight hits while striking out a career-high 11.

Wood, an All-Star in 2013, hasn't registered a quality start since June 26, when he went 6 2/3 innings and allowed three runs against the Nationals. Since then, his ERA has jumped from 4.52 to 5.1.

The Cubs have won just one of Wood's last five starts, and he hasn't won a game since June 15.

Rockies: Colorado scratching for runs
In their last eight games, the Rockies have scored just 2.88 runs per game as they have gone 1-7.

Colorado still ranks in the top five in the Majors in runs scored (515), batting average (.277), home runs (123) and RBIs (491).

"The only thing I can tell you is we need to keep grinding it out," Brandon Barnes said on Sunday. "Good things are bound to happen. We've had some setbacks, some injuries, but at the same time, we need to go out there and battle every single day.

"The season's not over yet."

The Rockies have scored in just two of their last 20 innings and mustered only four hits Sunday.

Cubs: Coghlan stays hot
Chris Coghlan maintained his torrid pace with his fifth straight multi-hit game Sunday.

Coghlan finished 2-for-3 with a double, a home run and a walk in Chicago's 7-3 win over the Dodgers.

The 2009 Rookie of the Year is now 11-for-23 over his last six games and hitting overall .292/.366/.475 this season.

Worth noting
• The current four-game losing streak is Colorado's ninth of at least three games this season.

• With a first-inning RBI double, Cubs first baseman Anthony Rizzo extended his hitting streak to eight games. He's hit safely in 18 of his last 19 games dating back to July 11. Comments