Houston 3, Chi. Cubs 0

Boxscore | Recap
Monday, October 1, 2012 8:05 PM
Location - Wrigley Field
Temperature - 61°
Umpires - Home Plate - Ron Kulpa, First Base - Wally Bell, Second Base - John Tumpane, Third Base - Jim Wolf,
Attendance - 32167

Final Scoring Summary

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

Team Records

Team W/L Home Away Streak
Houston 54-106 35-46 19-60 W2
Chi. Cubs 60-100 37-42 23-58 L1

Recap


Astros 3, Cubs 0: Lucas Harrell pitched six scoreless innings and visiting Houston handed Chicago its 100th loss.

Fernando Martinez homered for the third consecutive game as the Astros won for the fourth time in five contests and dealt the Cubs their eighth defeat in the last nine.

Harrell (11-11) struck out seven and allowed two hits to win for the first time since Aug. 14. He retired the last nine batters he faced. Wesley Wright got the final four outs for his first save

After Martinez opened the scoring with a solo shot in the second inning, Matt Dominguez delivered a two-out RBI triple in the fourth to plate Martinez for a 2-0 lead. Scott Moore added an RBI single in the eighth.

Cubs starter Jason Berken (0-3) gave up two runs on four hits in 4 2/3 innings to remain winless in four starts since being claimed off waivers from the Baltimore Orioles.

GAME NOTEBOOK: Harrell ended his season with 193 2/3 innings, the most among rookies this season and the third-highest total in franchise history. ... Chicago's Starlin Castro played in his 159th game at shortstop this season, matching the franchise record set by Ivan DeJesus in 1978 and 1979. ... Martinez's homer was the 12th hit by the Astros in the last four games.

Top Game Performances

Starting Pitchers
Houston   Chi. Cubs
Lucas Harrell Player Jason Berken
Win W/L Loss
6.0 IP 4.2
7 Strikeouts 2
2 Hits 4
0.00 ERA 3.86
Hitting
Houston   Chi. Cubs
Fernando Martinez Player David DeJesus
2 Hits 1
1 RBI 0
1 HR 0
5 TB 1
.667 Avg .250

Team Stats Summary

Team Hits HR TB Avg LOB K RBI BB SB Errors
Houston 7 1 13 .219 10 5 3 1 0 0
Chi. Cubs 2 0 3 .069 7 11 0 1 0 0

Upcoming Games

  • Chi. Cubs will play their next game at home against Houston. The Cubs have a W/L % of .393 after a win and .364 after a loss.
  • Houston will play their next game on the road against Chi. Cubs. The Astros have a W/L % of .358 after a win and .330 after a loss.