Friday, April 16, 2010

Cubs Take First Of Three Against The Astros; 7-2

After the first ten games of the season the Cubs are 5-5. Chicago beat Houston today scoring 7 runs and only allowing 2 to the Astros. Being behind in the seventh the Cubs tied the game with two doubles back-to-back with the help of Marlon Byrd and Alfonso Soriano. Walks coming from Mike Fontenot and Koyie Hill loaded the bases for the Cubs. With the Bases loaded and Ryan Theriot coming up to bat the least thing the Cubs want to happen is a double play, Theriot catches Astros First baseman, Pedro Feliz sleeping and lays down a text book push-bunt down the first base line giving the cubs the lead 3-2. Fukudome steps to the plate and brings in another run with a sacrifice fly into center field pushing the lead to two. Derrek Lee would not settle for a two run lead late in the game. Lee broke the game wide open with a three-run bomb to left off Jeff Fulchino putting the Cubs up 7-2 at the end of the seventh. The Cubs went on to win 7-2. Cubs starter Carlos Silva had yet another great performance on the mound. Silva allowed two unearned runs on five hits, Silva also struck-out five Astro batters. Silva has only given up one earned run in 13 innings during his last two starts. The Cubs now at 5-5 move to 2nd in the Central division chasing the Cardinals at 6-3. Chicago starting off 0-2 this season is looking to improve tomorrow to 6-5 against the Astros at 1:20c. The game will be televised on WGN and also MLB.TV.

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