On May 1, Gonzalez hit his first two homers of the campaign in a 5-1, 10-inning triumph at San Francisco, including a three-run shot in the extra frame.
This time, the game was tied, 4-4, when Gonzalez connected against
(2-1) with one out in the 10. He sent Reed's 2-0 offering over the wall in left field for his fifth game-winning homer with the Cubs.
"I'm in a situation where I had gone 2-0 and I'm not going to give him a free pass there," Reed said. "So I had to throw him a strike and he was able to turn and burn on it."
"If I can keep doing it, that would be great," Gonzalez said. "You don't expect to do that at the time, but when you look back on it, it's unbelievable. ... It's one of the greatest feelings in baseball to hit a game-winning home run and have your teammates greet you at home plate."
(1-0), who was celebrating his 32nd birthday, pitched the top of the 10th to record the victory.
"It's an added pleasure," Borowski said. "I wish I could have some more birthdays if this is how they all turn out."
The Cubs, who had lost seven of their previous 12 games, earned their seventh series victory of the season. They won their seventh series last year on June 9.
Colorado scored three runs against Cubs starter
in the top of the first - all with none out - on an RBI double by
and a two-run double by
But Chicago climbed within 3-2 in the bottom of the frame, when rookie
Hee Seop Choi
hit a two-run double off the top of the wall in dead center against Rockies starter
The Rockies had an opportunity to extend their lead in the top of the sixth, when they loaded the bases with two outs. But after a visit from Baker, Wood induced Helton to pop up and get out of the inning.
"I see guys busting it as hard as they can, but the game holds you to a high standard of exectuion and we haven't executed to that level," Rockies manager
The Cubs tied the contest in the bottom of the frame, when pinch hitter
drew a bases-loaded walk off
Wood allowed three runs and seven hits in six innings, striking out seven batters but walking five.
"The last few years, a first inning like that and I wouldn't have gone six innings," Wood said. "I didn't get ahead of a lot of guys, but I just tried to shut them down after the first and keep it close."
Jennings gave up three runs and three hits in five frames, walking four batters and striking out a career high-tying nine.
"Anytime you get three in the first inning against Kerry you know you have a chance, so I just tried to keep us in the game and I did that for the most part," Jennings said. "But I need to go deeper in the game."
"We are still not getting enough length out of our starting pitching, and we had eight walks today," Hurdle said. "(And) in key situations, we had hitters up there we wanted up there and we couldn't connect."