Chi. Cubs 5, Texas 4

Boxscore | Recap
Sunday, May 23, 2010 2:05 PM
Location - Rangers Ballpark in Arlington
Temperature - 88°
Umpires - Home Plate - Jerry Meals, First Base - Mark Wegner, Second Base - Dan Iassogna, Third Base - Dale Scott,
Attendance - 37777

Final Scoring Summary

Final 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 X R H E
Chi. Cubs 4 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 5 7 0
Texas 0 0 2 1 0 0 1 0 0 4 9 1

Team Records

Team W/L Home Away Streak
Chi. Cubs 21-24 11-10 10-14 W2
Texas 25-20 18-9 7-11 L2

Recap

Alfonso Soriano homered for the second straight game and the Chicago Cubs posted a 5-4 victory over the Texas Rangers on Sunday in the rubber-game of their interleague series.

Soriano had gone 15 games without going deep before hitting a home run in Saturday's game.  He struck again Sunday, hitting a two-run shot off of Rangers starter C.J. Wilson in the first inning to stake the Cubs to a 4-0 lead.

Koyie Hill had an RBI single in the sixth to give the Cubs a 5-3 edge and that run proved to be the difference.

Michael Young hit a two-run shot in the third for Texas and pulled the Rangers within 5-4 with an RBI double in the seventh but it was not enough to keep the Rangers from dropping their second straight at home after reeling off seven consecutive victories in Arlington.

Carlos Silva (6-0) earned the win, yielding three runs and six hits in 5 1/3 innings. Carlos Marmol picked up his ninth save of the season by striking out the side in the ninth, including Vladimir Guerrero looking to end the game.

Wilson (3-2) took the loss, allowing five runs and seven hits in 5 2/3 innings.

Top Game Performances

Starting Pitchers
Chi. Cubs   Texas
Carlos Silva Player C.J. Wilson
Win W/L Loss
5.1 IP 5.2
1 Strikeouts 5
6 Hits 7
5.06 ERA 7.94
Hitting
Chi. Cubs   Texas
Alfonso Soriano Player Julio Borbon
2 Hits 2
2 RBI 1
1 HR 0
5 TB 2
.667 Avg .667

Team Stats Summary

Team Hits HR TB Avg LOB K RBI BB SB Errors
Chi. Cubs 7 1 10 .206 10 9 5 3 0 0
Texas 9 1 13 .257 16 6 4 5 1 1

Upcoming Games

  • Texas will play their next game on the road against Kansas City. The Rangers have a W/L % of .600 after a win and .500 after a loss.
  • Chi. Cubs will play their next game at home against LA Dodgers. The Cubs have a W/L % of .476 after a win and .458 after a loss.
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