Ryan Hanigan

Cubs walk nine times, leave bases loaded in ninth in 5-3 loss to Rockies

Cubs walk nine times, leave bases loaded in ninth in 5-3 loss to Rockies

The Cubs walked nine times Friday, and saw 182 pitches.

But Jason Heyward's walk, head-down toward the dugout post-strikeout after Rockies closer Greg Holland walked the bases loaded in the ninth inning, proved to be the most pivotal during the Cubs' 5-3 loss at Wrigley Field.

The right fielder had been credited with driving in two of the team's runs and had a hand in all three before he flung his helmet toward the dugout after flinging his bat at strike three to end the game and extend the team's losing streak to three.

Heyward's was one of 12 strikeouts by the Cubs, and his first in 35 plate appearances, ending the second-longest active streak in baseball.

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