Houston 11, Chi. Cubs 5

Boxscore | Recap
Monday, July 19, 2010 8:05 PM
Location - Wrigley Field
Temperature - 80°
Umpires - Home Plate - Tony Randazzo, First Base - Brian Gorman, Second Base - Paul Nauert, Third Base - Dan Bellino,
Attendance - 35514

Final Scoring Summary

Final 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 X R H E
Houston 5 0 3 0 0 0 2 1 0 11 17 0
Chi. Cubs 0 0 1 1 0 3 0 0 0 5 10 2

Team Records

Team W/L Home Away Streak
Houston 38-55 20-26 18-29 W1
Chi. Cubs 42-52 23-25 19-27 L1

Recap

Chris Johnson and Jason Castro each had a home run and three RBIs and the Houston Astros pounded out 17 hits en route to an 11-5 victory over the Chicago Cubs on Monday.

Houston scored five runs in the first, highlighted by a two-run single from Hunter Pence and a two-run double from Carlos Lee. Castro extended the Astros' lead to 8-0 with a three-run home run in the third.

Houston starter Wandy Rodriguez (7-11) went six innings, allowing five runs on eight hits with a walk and two strikeouts.

Angel Sanchez had three hits and Michael Bourn had a pair of base knocks as the Astros snapped a two-game skid.

Chicago scored single runs in the third and fourth and then scored three more in the sixth with home runs from Tyler Colvin and Aramis Ramirez to make it 8-5.

But the Astros’ lead was never in doubt as Johnson cushioned it with a solo home run in the seventh and an RBI triple in the eighth.

Chicago starter Carlos Silva (9-4) struggled from the start, lasting only one inning. He gave up five runs on seven hits with two walks and no strikeouts.

Top Game Performances

Starting Pitchers
Houston   Chi. Cubs
Wandy Rodriguez Player Carlos Silva
Win W/L Loss
6.0 IP 1.0
2 Strikeouts 0
8 Hits 7
7.50 ERA 45.00
Hitting
Houston   Chi. Cubs
Chris Johnson Player Derrek Lee
3 Hits 3
3 RBI 0
1 HR 0
8 TB 5
.600 Avg .750

Team Stats Summary

Team Hits HR TB Avg LOB K RBI BB SB Errors
Houston 17 2 28 .395 14 4 10 6 0 0
Chi. Cubs 10 2 20 .303 9 3 5 1 0 2

Upcoming Games

  • Chi. Cubs will play their next game at home against Houston. The Cubs have a W/L % of .349 after a win and .540 after a loss.
  • Houston will play their next game on the road against Chi. Cubs. The Astros have a W/L % of .486 after a win and .357 after a loss.
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