Cubs 5, Astros 2

Houston — After lasting just 2 1/3 innings combined in his last two starts Carlos Silva (10-4) tossed five innings of one run baseball and won for just the second time in eight starts. Geovany Soto (who left after fouling a ball of his foot) started the double parade off Astros starter Wesley Wright (0-1) with a two run double in the 2nd. The Cubs hit five and all and never looked back.

Alfonso Soriano added two of his own off Wright. Ryan Theriot (after a rough weekend at Wrigley) capped it off with his 1st home run on the season and his first in a major league high 700 at-bat drought. NL Player of the Week Aramis Ramirez continued his hot hitting adding two more hits.

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Chi Cubs
T. Colvin rf501000103.261
S. Castro ss502000002.309
D. Lee 1b511000001.251
A. Ramirez 3b502000201.230
M. Byrd cf321101002.312
A. Soriano lf412100202.272
G. Soto c301200001.286
J. Berg p000000000.000
A. Cashner p000000000.000
X. Nady ph101000000.229
S. Marshall p000000000.000
C. Marmol p000000000.000
R. Theriot 2b412110002.283
C. Silva p100000101.069
M. Fontenot ph100000100.285
K. Hill c100000001.202
2B – S Castro (17, W Wright); D Lee (19, W Wright); A Soriano 2 (24, W Wright 2); G Soto (15, W Wright).
3B – T Colvin (2, N Figueroa).
HR – R Theriot (1, 6th inning off N Figueroa 0 on, 1 Out).
S – C Silva.
RBI – M Byrd (45), A Soriano (54), G Soto 2 (38), R Theriot (21).
2-out RBI – A Soriano.
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out – T Colvin 1, S Castro 2, A Ramirez 1, G Soto 1.
GIDP – D Lee.
Team LOB – 8.
E – R Theriot (9, field).
M. Bourn cf512000112.256
A. Sanchez ss411001100.317
L. Berkman 1b502100002.239
H. Pence rf502100202.270
C. Lee lf501000104.233
J. Keppinger 2b401000100.285
C. Johnson 3b402000012.322
J. Castro c400000104.164
W. Wright p100000001.000
P. Feliz ph100000100.214
N. Figueroa p000000000.500
J. Bourgeois ph100000000.211
G. Chacin p0000000001.000
J. Michaels ph100000000.245
W. Lopez p000000000.000
2B – M Bourn (20, C Silva); H Pence (16, C Marmol).
RBI – L Berkman (45), H Pence (49).
2-out RBI – H Pence.
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out – M Bourn 1, L Berkman 1, C Lee 2, J Castro 1, W Wright 1.
Team LOB – 12.
Base Running
SB – M Bourn (31, 2nd base off C Silva/G Soto), C Johnson (2, 2nd base off C Silva/G Soto).
DP – 1 (A Sanchez-J Keppinger-L Berkman).
Chi Cubs
C. Silva (W, 10-4)5.05111401.223.76
J. Berg1.24110001.505.32
A. Cashner (H, 5)0.10000001.272.42
S. Marshall (H, 14)1.01000201.011.71
C. Marmol (S, 19)1.01000201.222.61
W. Wright (L, 0-1)5.08441401.665.12
N. Figueroa2.03110211.063.19
G. Chacin1.01000001.674.78
W. Lopez1.01000101.223.96
Pitches-strikes – J Berg 28-20; A Cashner 2-2; S Marshall 16-10; C Marmol 17-11; C Silva 90-54; W Wright 93-61; N Figueroa 40-25; G Chacin 7-6; W Lopez 14-8.
Ground balls-fly balls – J Berg 6-1; A Cashner 1-0; S Marshall 1-1; C Marmol 1-1; C Silva 10-3; W Wright 6-6; N Figueroa 3-3; G Chacin 1-2; W Lopez 2-0.
Batters faced – J Berg 10; A Cashner 1; S Marshall 5; C Marmol 4; C Silva 21; W Wright 24; N Figueroa 9; G Chacin 4; W Lopez 3.
Game Details
Umpires: HP–Brian Knight. 1B–Gerry Davis. 2B–Vic Carapazza. 3B–Greg Gibson.

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