Houston Falls 4-2 to Chicago - Recap
Houston dropped a 4-2 decision at Wrigley Field on Friday as Chicago legged out a win behind winning pitcher Carlos Zambrano.
Bettors who backed the Cubs were rewarded as -150 favorites at sportsbooks. Over-Under bettors saw the total score go UNDER the closing total of 9.5.
Carlos Zambrano earned the victory for the Cubs, throwing 6 innings of work, striking out 3, walking 1, and allowing 9 hits and 2 earned runs. That effort was supported by 2 RBIs from Aramis Ramirez in the win.
Houston's starting pitcher Bud Norris worked 6 1/3 innings, giving up 9 hits and 4 earned runs while striking out 5 in the loss. They got 3 hits from Michael Bourn in a losing cause.
Houston outhit their counterparts 10-9 in the game.
The game was closed out by Sean Marshall who got the final outs in the victory. He allowed 0 hits, 0 walks and fanned 1 batter to earn the save.