Mather, Cubs end 4-game skid, stop Rockies' string

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CHICAGO (AP) -- Joe Mather took advantage of a rare start with a go-ahead single during a three-run rally in the eighth inning Friday and the Chicago Cubs ended a four-game losing streak with a 5-3 victory over the Colorado Rockies.

The Rockies had matched a season best with a five-game winning streak.

Chicago trailed 3-2 going into the eighth. Brett Jackson tied it with his second homer of the season and Mather, batting in the leadoff spot usually occupied by David DeJesus, hit an RBI single against reliever Matt Belisle (3-5).

The Cubs added another run on reliever Matt Reynolds' throwing error to first on Anthony Rizzo's grounder.

James Russell (6-1) got two outs for the win and Carlos Marmol closed for his 16th save.