Houston Downed 4-3 By Chicago - Henry Sosa Takes Loss
Chicago grabbed a 4-3 win over Houston on Monday, as Rodrigo Lopez was credited with a win at Minute Maid Park.
Bettors who backed the Cubs were rewarded as -123 favorites at sportsbooks. Over-Under bettors saw the total score go UNDER the closing total of 8.5.
Chicago got 5 1/3 innings from Rodrigo Lopez, who gave up 2 earned runs on 5 hits, while striking out 3. He earned the victory, while the Cubs got 2 RBIs from Carlos Pena in the win.
Houston's starting pitcher Henry Sosa worked 6 innings, giving up 7 hits and 4 earned runs while striking out 6 in the loss. They got 2 hits from J.D. Martinez in a losing cause.
Chicago outhit their counterparts 11-5 in the game.
The game was closed out by Kerry Wood who got the final outs in the victory. He allowed 0 hits, 0 walks and fanned 2 batters to earn the save.