The Cubs loaded the bases in the bottom of the 16th against Rockies left-hander Tyler Matzek (2-5) and finally ended a marathon game on a fly to right by shortstop Starlin Castro.
The game, which lasted 6 hours, 27 minutes, set club records for time for each team. The previous Cubs record was 6 hours, 10 minutes against the Los Angeles Dodgers on Aug. 17-18, 1982. The previous record for the Rockies was 6 hours, 16 minutes on April 17, 2008, against the San Diego Padres.
Baker (1-0) made the first pitching appearance of a pro career that began in 2002. He got the first batter to foul out. After issuing a walk, Baker induced a double-play grounder from Colorado shortstop Cristhian Adames, who was making his major league debut.