Chicago vs Houston Wrap - Chicago Wins 9-5
Houston dropped a 9-5 decision at Minute Maid Park on Wednesday as Chicago legged out a win behind winning pitcher Carlos Zambrano.
The Cubs were a -102 underdog in the win. The combined score went OVER the total, which closed at 7.5.
Carlos Zambrano earned the victory for the Cubs, throwing 5 2/3 innings of work, striking out 4, walking 3, and allowing 7 hits and 5 earned runs. That effort was supported by 3 RBIs from Alfonso Soriano in the win.
Houston's starting pitcher Wandy Rodriguez worked 5 innings, giving up 9 hits and 5 earned runs while striking out 4 in the loss. They got 2 hits from Matt Downs in a losing cause.
Chicago enjoyed an edge at the plate with a 14-7 advantage in hits.
Next game, Chicago takes its act on the road to face Colorado looking for another win. For Houston, they head home to face San Diego.