Chi. Cubs 2, Houston 1

Boxscore | Recap
Saturday, September 17, 2011 1:05 PM
Location - Wrigley Field
Temperature - 62°
Umpires - Home Plate - Marty Foster, First Base - Bill Welke, Second Base - David Rackley, Third Base - Jeff Nelson,
Attendance - 39377

Final Scoring Summary

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

Team Records

Team W/L Home Away Streak
Houston 51-100 28-46 23-54 L3
Chi. Cubs 67-85 37-40 30-45 W2

Recap

Bryan LaHair belted a solo homer and Rodrigo Lopez pitched six strong innings as the Chicago Cubs handed the visiting Houston Astros their 100th loss of the season with a 2-1 triumph on Saturday afternoon.

Tony Campana stole a base and scored and Darwin Barney added a pair of hits for the Cubs, who pulled within 1 1/2 games of the Pittsburgh Pirates for fourth place in the National League Central.

The Astros’ previous franchise high for losses had been 97, reached three times.

Both teams scored in errors in the first inning. LaHair, who forced his way to the majors this month after hitting 38 homers in the minors, blasted his second in the majors in the fourth inning when he took a fastball from Henry Sosa (2-5) out to center.

Lopez (6-6) struck out a season-high seven and yielded just an unearned run on four hits to secure his second straight win.

Regular closer Carlos Marmol pitched two innings in Friday’s game, so Sean Marshall got the save opportunity for Chicago.

The lefthander loaded the bases with one out on two hits and an intentional walk, but struck out Jose Altuve and got Humberto Quintero to ground out to second for his fifth save.

Top Game Performances

Starting Pitchers
Houston   Chi. Cubs
Henry Sosa Player Rodrigo Lopez
Loss W/L Win
6.0 IP 6.0
5 Strikeouts 7
4 Hits 4
3.00 ERA 0.00
Hitting
Houston   Chi. Cubs
Jimmy Paredes Player Darwin Barney
3 Hits 2
0 RBI 0
0 HR 0
3 TB 2
.750 Avg .500

Team Stats Summary

Team Hits HR TB Avg LOB K RBI BB SB Errors
Houston 9 0 11 .243 27 12 0 4 1 1
Chi. Cubs 5 1 9 .172 18 7 1 6 1 2

Upcoming Games

  • Chi. Cubs will play their next game at home against Houston. The Cubs have a W/L % of .394 after a win and .477 after a loss.
  • Houston will play their next game on the road against Chi. Cubs. The Astros have a W/L % of .333 after a win and .340 after a loss.
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