Chi. Cubs 4, Houston 3

Boxscore | Recap
Monday, August 15, 2011 8:05 PM
Location - Minute Maid Park
Temperature - Indoors
Umpires - Home Plate - Jim Wolf, First Base - Alan Porter, Second Base - Ron Kulpa, Third Base - Brian O'Nora,
Attendance - 20138

Final Scoring Summary

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

Team Records

Team W/L Home Away Streak
Chi. Cubs 54-68 29-33 25-35 W3
Houston 38-84 19-41 19-43 L7

Recap


Carlos Peña and Geovany Soto each doubled in a pair of runs as the Chicago Cubs held on for a 4-3 victory at Houston on Monday night, their 12th win in 15 games.

Chicago starter Rodrigo Lopez (4-3) allowed three runs on five hits in 5 1/3 innings, striking out three and walking two.

Four relievers combined to toss 3 2/3 hitless innings for the Cubs, with Kerry Wood pitching the ninth for his first save of the season.

Soto and Aramis Ramirez each had three of the 11 Chicago hits.

Chicago took a 2-0 lead in the first inning when Peña doubled home Darwin Barney and Ramirez. Another two-run double by Soto in the top of the sixth gave the Cubs a 4-1 cushion.

 Matt Downs' two-run double in the bottom of the sixth made it 4-3.

Henry Sosa (0-2) worked six innings in defeat for the Astros, yielding four runs on seven hits. He finished with six strikeouts and two walks.

Top Game Performances

Starting Pitchers
Chi. Cubs   Houston
Rodrigo Lopez Player Henry Sosa
Win W/L Loss
5.1 IP 6.0
3 Strikeouts 6
5 Hits 7
3.38 ERA 6.00
Hitting
Chi. Cubs   Houston
Geovany Soto Player J.D. Martinez
3 Hits 2
2 RBI 0
0 HR 0
5 TB 2
.750 Avg .667

Team Stats Summary

Team Hits HR TB Avg LOB K RBI BB SB Errors
Chi. Cubs 11 0 14 .297 19 10 4 4 0 2
Houston 5 0 8 .156 13 7 2 3 0 0

Upcoming Games

  • Houston will play their next game at home against Chi. Cubs. The Astros have a W/L % of .263 after a win and .333 after a loss.
  • Chi. Cubs will play their next game on the road against Houston. The Cubs have a W/L % of .377 after a win and .493 after a loss.
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