Chi. Cubs 4, Houston 1

Boxscore | Recap
Monday, September 10, 2012 8:05 PM
Location - Minute Maid Park
Temperature - 83°
Umpires - Home Plate - Kerwin Danley, First Base - Paul Nauert, Second Base - Dana DeMuth, Third Base - Doug Eddings,
Attendance - 13121

Final Scoring Summary

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

Team Records

Team W/L Home Away Streak
Chi. Cubs 55-86 34-34 21-52 W4
Houston 44-97 28-41 16-56 L1

Recap


Cubs 4, Astros 1:
Dave Sappelt had three RBIs and scored the go-ahead run on a wild pitch as visiting Chicago matched a season high with its fourth straight win.

Sappelt had a run-scoring double in the second and a two-run double in the seventh as the Cubs snapped a five-game losing streak at Minute Maid Park.

Chris Volstad (3-10) allowed one run and four hits in five innings to win for the third time in four starts. Five Chicago relievers combined to blank the Astros on two hits, with Carlos Marmol striking out two in the ninth for his 19th save in 21 opportunities.

Sappelt’s second-inning double into the left-field corner gave Chicago a 1-0 lead. The Astros tied it in the fourth, when Justin Maxwell tripled and scored on a single to right by Jason Castro.

Sappelt was on third base in the sixth when Astros reliever Fernando Rodriguez (1-10) threw a wild pitch that Castro couldn’t glove. The following inning, Sappelt smacked a two-run double off the left-center field wall to drive in Starlin Castro and Welington Castillo.

Astros starter Dallas Keuchel gave up one run and six hits in four innings.

GAME NOTEBOOK:
Sappelt had five RBIs in 38 games with the Cincinnati Reds last season. … Astros 2B Jose Altuve (abdominal muscle) missed his third straight game. … Chicago OF Brett Jackson (knee) missed his third consecutive contest but is expected to be in the lineup Tuesday. … Houston OF Jordan Schafer was held out of the lineup after aggravating a shoulder injury during Sunday’s game.

Top Game Performances

Starting Pitchers
Chi. Cubs   Houston
Chris Volstad Player Dallas Keuchel
Win W/L No Decision
5.0 IP 4.0
4 Strikeouts 1
4 Hits 6
1.80 ERA 2.25
Hitting
Chi. Cubs   Houston
Darwin Barney Player Fernando Martinez
2 Hits 2
0 RBI 0
0 HR 0
2 TB 2
.500 Avg .500

Team Stats Summary

Team Hits HR TB Avg LOB K RBI BB SB Errors
Chi. Cubs 11 0 14 .314 23 6 3 7 1 0
Houston 6 0 10 .188 24 8 1 7 1 0

Upcoming Games

  • Houston will play their next game at home against Chi. Cubs. The Astros have a W/L % of .341 after a win and .302 after a loss.
  • Chi. Cubs will play their next game on the road against Houston. The Cubs have a W/L % of .418 after a win and .372 after a loss.