Houston 2, Chi. Cubs 1

Boxscore | Recap
Tuesday, May 22, 2012 8:05 PM
Location - Minute Maid Park
Temperature - Indoors
Umpires - Home Plate - Chris Guccione, First Base - Tim Tschida, Second Base - Jeff Nelson, Third Base - Bill Welke,
Attendance - 20091

Final Scoring Summary

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

Team Records

Team W/L Home Away Streak
Chi. Cubs 15-28 9-15 6-13 L8
Houston 20-23 15-10 5-13 W2

Recap


Astros 2, Cubs 1:
J.A. Happ allowed one run over six innings as host Houston won for the fifth time in seven games and sent Chicago to its eighth straight loss.

J.D. Martinez’s sixth-inning RBI single snapped a 1-1 tie and the Astros held on from there as Chicago matched its longest losing streak since May 30-June 7 last season.

Happ (4-3) allowed five hits, striking out six and walking two. Wesley Wright and Wilton Lopez bridged the gap to Brett Myers, who notched his 11th save with a perfect ninth.

Travis Wood (0-1), recalled from Triple-A to take Chris Volstad’s spot in the rotation, was the hard-luck loser. Wood yielded two runs and two hits over 5 2/3 frames.

Jose Altuve led off the game with a homer for Houston, but Alfonso Soriano tied it in the fourth with a solo blast. That marked the first time the Cubs had scored against a starting pitcher in four games.

GAME NOTEBOOK: Astros CF Jordan Schafer went 0-for-3 as he returned to the lineup after missing two games with a strained muscle in his leg. ... Houston 3B Chris Johnson was ejected after the fourth inning for arguing an out call at first base. ... The Cubs fell to 6-13 on the road.

Top Game Performances

Starting Pitchers
Chi. Cubs   Houston
Travis Wood Player J.A. Happ
Loss W/L Win
5.2 IP 6.0
3 Strikeouts 6
2 Hits 5
3.18 ERA 1.50
Hitting
Chi. Cubs   Houston
Travis Wood Player Jose Altuve
1 Hits 2
0 RBI 1
0 HR 1
2 TB 6
.500 Avg .500

Team Stats Summary

Team Hits HR TB Avg LOB K RBI BB SB Errors
Chi. Cubs 6 1 10 .188 13 13 1 2 0 1
Houston 4 1 9 .143 9 5 2 3 0 1

Upcoming Games

  • Houston will play their next game at home against Chi. Cubs. The Astros have a W/L % of .474 after a win and .478 after a loss.
  • Chi. Cubs will play their next game on the road against Houston. The Cubs have a W/L % of .250 after a win and .407 after a loss.