Chi. Cubs 5, Houston 4

Boxscore | Recap
Sunday, July 24, 2011 2:20 PM
Location - Wrigley Field
Temperature - 85°
Umpires - Home Plate - Dan Iassogna, First Base - Dale Scott, Second Base - Jerry Meals, Third Base - CB Bucknor,
Attendance - 40406

Final Scoring Summary

Final 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 X R H E
Houston 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 2 0 0 4 9 0
Chi. Cubs 0 3 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 5 16 1

Team Records

Team W/L Home Away Streak
Houston 33-68 17-36 16-32 L3
Chi. Cubs 42-60 25-31 17-29 W3

Recap


Marlon Byrd and Geovany Soto homered to help Randy Wells earn his first win since early April as the Chicago Cubs cruised past the visiting Houston Astros 5-1 Saturday afternoon.

Wells (2-3) threw six strong innings, limiting the Astros to a run on six hits. The veteran righty had gone 0-3 over his previous nine starts since beating Arizona 4-1 back on April 4.

Byrd's solo blast to deep center field put Chicago up in the second inning, and Soto extended the lead with a solo shot to left field in the fifth.

After a Carlos Lee single cut the deficit in the top of the sixth, the Cubs tacked on three more runs in the eighth on a Starlin Castro RBI single and a Soto run-scoring hit. The fifth run came around on Houston third baseman Chris Johnson's second error of the game.

Houston starter Wandy Rodriguez (6-7) pitched well in defeat, surrendering two runs on just three hits in seven innings. He walked one and struck out seven while falling to 0-3 in his last four outings.

Top Game Performances

Starting Pitchers
Houston   Chi. Cubs
Jordan Lyles Player Matt Garza
No Decision W/L No Decision
6.0 IP 7.0
5 Strikeouts 9
9 Hits 5
4.50 ERA 2.57
Hitting
Houston   Chi. Cubs
Michael Bourn Player Marlon Byrd
3 Hits 4
0 RBI 0
0 HR 0
3 TB 7
.600 Avg .800

Team Stats Summary

Team Hits HR TB Avg LOB K RBI BB SB Errors
Houston 9 2 15 .257 22 12 4 7 0 0
Chi. Cubs 16 0 21 .381 23 9 5 3 0 1

Upcoming Games

  • Chi. Cubs will play their next game on the road against Milwaukee. The Cubs have a W/L % of .268 after a win and .508 after a loss.
  • Houston will play their next game on the road against St. Louis. The Astros have a W/L % of .273 after a win and .353 after a loss.
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