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C.J. Cron’s two homers power Rockies to 9-6 win over Cubs

The Rockies signed C.J. Cron off the free-agent scrap heap last February, on a prove-it minor-league deal where he had to compete for both a roster spot and the first base job.

And prove it he has done.

Since coming to Colorado, Cron’s established himself as the team’s premier power hitter. The right-handed slugger who led the Rockies with 28 homers last year blasted two long balls on Saturday night at Coors Field, pacing the home team to a 9-6 victory over the Cubs.

Cron’s 14th career multi-dinger game brings his homer total to five this year, tied for the MLB lead with Toronto’s Vladimir Guerrero Jr.