Houston 6, Chi. Cubs 5

Boxscore | Recap
Tuesday, August 16, 2011 8:05 PM
Location - Minute Maid Park
Temperature - Indoors
Umpires - Home Plate - Alan Porter, First Base - Ron Kulpa, Second Base - Brian O'Nora, Third Base - Jim Wolf,
Attendance - 23736

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 1 0 5 9 0
Houston 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 4 6 8 1

Team Records

Team W/L Home Away Streak
Chi. Cubs 54-69 29-33 25-36 L1
Houston 39-84 20-41 19-43 W1

Recap


Brian Bogusevic hit a grand slam in the bottom of the ninth inning as the Houston Astros defeated the Chicago Cubs 6-5 on Tuesday.

J.B. Shuck began the ninth with a one-out base hit against Chicago closer Carlos Marmol (2-4), who allowed a single to Clint Barmes and walked Matt Downs to load the bases. Marmol got a pair of quick strikes against Bogusevic, who fouled off one pitch and took a pair of balls before driving the final pitch of the game over the wall in left-center field.

Aneury Rodriguez (1-4) retired the final two hitters in the top of the ninth.

Aramis Ramirez homered and had two RBIs and Tyler Colvin hit a two-run homer for the Cubs, who had won 12 of their previous 15 games.
 
Chicago's Ryan Dempster allowed two runs, four hits and struck out seven in seven innings. Houston's Brett Myers gave up four runs, six hits and struck out five in seven innings.

Jimmy Paredes had two doubles and drove in a run for the Astros.

Top Game Performances

Starting Pitchers
Chi. Cubs   Houston
Ryan Dempster Player Brett Myers
No Decision W/L No Decision
7.0 IP 7.0
7 Strikeouts 5
4 Hits 6
2.57 ERA 5.14
Hitting
Chi. Cubs   Houston
Carlos PenaPlayer Clint Barmes
2 Hits 2
0 RBI 0
0 HR 0
4 TB 2
1.000 Avg .667

Team Stats Summary

Team Hits HR TB Avg LOB K RBI BB SB Errors
Chi. Cubs 9 2 17 .257 13 7 4 2 0 0
Houston 8 1 14 .258 10 8 6 4 0 1

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 .341 after a loss.
  • Chi. Cubs will play their next game on the road against Houston. The Cubs have a W/L % of .370 after a win and .493 after a loss.
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