Chi. Cubs 5, Houston 4

Boxscore | Recap
Wednesday, October 3, 2012 2:20 PM
Location - Wrigley Field
Temperature - 67°
Umpires - Home Plate - John Tumpane, First Base - Jim Wolf, Second Base - Ron Kulpa, Third Base - Wally Bell,
Attendance - 27606

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 3 0 4 6 1
Chi. Cubs 0 1 0 3 0 0 0 0 1 5 7 1

Team Records

Team W/L Home Away Streak
Houston 55-107 35-46 20-61 L1
Chi. Cubs 61-101 38-43 23-58 W1

Recap


Cubs 5, Astros 4: Bryan LaHair homered and delivered a two-out, walk-off single in the bottom of the ninth inning as Chicago averted a sweep and won its regular-season finale.

LaHair drilled the first pitch he saw from Hector Ambriz (1-1) into right field to plate Darwin Barney with the winning run as the Cubs won for only the second time in 11 games in a matchup between teams with a combined 208 losses.

Carlos Marmol (3-3) earned the victory with one inning of scoreless relief, sending Houston to a franchise-record 107th defeat in its final game as a member of the National League.

Justin Maxwell, mired in a 3-for-29 slump entering the game, clubbed a three-run tying home run in the eighth inning for the Astros, who were seeking their first three-game sweep since taking three from the Cubs on May 21-23.

The Cubs built a 4-1 lead on LaHair's solo homer in the second inning, a bases-loaded walk to Anthony Recker and a two-run single by starter Travis Wood in the fourth. Wood allowed one run on three hits in 6 1/3 innings. Astros starter Edgar Gonzalez gave up four runs in 3 1/3 innings.

GAME NOTEBOOK: Maxwell's blast - his team high 18th - gave the Astros at least one homer in a season-high seven consecutive games. ... Cubs RHP Shawn Camp, who served up Maxwell's homer, made his 80th appearance of the season, tying Dodgers left-hander Randy Choate for the most in the NL. ... Houston had a streak of 28 straight scoreless innings until LaHair went deep to start the second inning.

Top Game Performances

Starting Pitchers
Houston   Chi. Cubs
Edgar Gonzalez Player Travis Wood
No Decision W/L No Decision
3.1 IP 6.1
1 Strikeouts 4
5 Hits 3
10.80 ERA 1.42
Hitting
Houston   Chi. Cubs
Justin Maxwell Player Bryan LaHair
2 Hits 2
3 RBI 2
1 HR 1
6 TB 5
.667 Avg .400

Team Stats Summary

Team Hits HR TB Avg LOB K RBI BB SB Errors
Houston 6 1 10 .194 10 6 4 6 0 1
Chi. Cubs 7 1 10 .219 14 5 5 8 2 1