Chi. Cubs 8, Houston 3

Boxscore | Recap
Saturday, October 2, 2010 7:05 PM
Location - Minute Maid Park
Temperature - 82°
Umpires - Home Plate - Lance Barrett, First Base - Bob Davidson, Second Base - Tim Timmons, Third Base - David Rackley,
Attendance - 36098

Final Scoring Summary

Final 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 X R H E
Chi. Cubs 2 2 0 4 0 0 0 0 0 8 12 1
Houston 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 0 0 3 3 1

Team Records

Team W/L Home Away Streak
Chi. Cubs 75-86 35-46 40-40 W3
Houston 75-86 41-39 34-47 L3

Recap

Aramis Ramirez hit a grand slam in the fourth inning as the Chicago Cubs hammered the Houston Astros 8-3 on Saturday night.

Ramirez, who leads the club with 25 home runs on the year, put this one out of reach after the Cubs took a 4-0 lead early on. Center fielder Marlon Byrd also added two hits and three RBIs.

Carlos Zambrano (11-6) held the Astros scoreless until the seventh inning while striking out five and walking three to move to 8-0 since returning to the starting rotation on Aug. 9. He worked 6 1/3 innings and threw 92 pitches before turning the game over to the bullpen following a two-run double to Astros first baseman Brett Wallace.

James Russell, Justin Berg, Scott Maine and Marcos Mateo came out of the bullpen to close it out from there for the Cubs without allowing another hit.

Houston starter J.A. Happ (6-4) hit the showers after giving up seven earned runs over three innings of work. He walked five and struck out three.

Top Game Performances

Starting Pitchers
Chi. Cubs   Houston
Carlos Zambrano Player J.A. Happ
Win W/L Loss
6.1 IP 3.0
5 Strikeouts 3
3 Hits 8
2.84 ERA 21.00
Hitting
Chi. Cubs   Houston
Starlin Castro Player Jason Castro
2 Hits 1
0 RBI 0
0 HR 0
3 TB 1
.667 Avg .500

Team Stats Summary

Team Hits HR TB Avg LOB K RBI BB SB Errors
Chi. Cubs 12 1 18 .316 24 9 8 6 0 1
Houston 3 0 4 .103 9 6 3 3 0 1

Upcoming Games

  • Houston will play their next game at home against Chi. Cubs. The Astros have a W/L % of .507 after a win and .430 after a loss.
  • Chi. Cubs will play their next game on the road against Houston. The Cubs have a W/L % of .400 after a win and .529 after a loss.
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