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Cubs' Rizzo gets day off vs. left-hander

DENVER -- Chicago Cubs first baseman Anthony Rizzo was given the day off as his team goes for the series win against the Colorado Rockies on Thursday.

Rizzo will get his second day off of the season as the Cubs face left-hander Yohan Flande.

"It's tough to convince guys who want to play every single day [to rest] no matter what park they are at. Especially this park," Renteria said.

Rizzo is batting .182 through five games of this West Coast road trip and went hitless in the first two games at Coors Field.