Cubs’ Silva back on track with vic­tory over astros

Austin American-Statesman - - SPORTS - By Kristie rieken

HOUS­TON — Geo­vany Soto drove in two runs and Al­fonso So­ri­ano had two dou­bles and an RBI to help the Chicago Cubs beat the Hous­ton Astros 5-2 Mon­day night.

Cubs starter Car­los Silva (10-4) yielded five hits and one run with four strike­outs to get his 10th win of the sea­son af­ter two straight losses. Car­los Mar­mol al­lowed one hit in a score­less ninth in­ning for his 19th save in 23 op­por­tu­ni­ties.

Soto bruised his left foot and left the game in the mid­dle of the sixth in­ning af­ter foul­ing a pitch off of it ear­lier in the in­ning.

Der­rek Lee dou­bled with one out in the third in­ning and scored when Mar­lon Byrd grounded into a force out. Byrd scored when So­ri­ano hit his sec­ond dou­ble of the game that made it 4-1.

So­ri­ano dou­bled in the sec­ond in­ning af­ter Byrd walked. Soto scored both of them with his dou­ble to the corner of left field to give Chicago a 2-1 lead.

Ryan The­riot hit his first home run of the sea­son on a solo shot to left field in the sixth in­ning that pushed Chicago’s lead to 5-1.

Michael Bourn dou­bled be­fore scor­ing on a sin­gle by Lance Berk­man that made it 1-0 in the first in­ning. Hunter Pence drove in a run on a sin­gle in the sev­enth in­ning to get Hous­ton within 5-2.

Chris John­son sin­gled in the first in­ning to ex­tend his ca­reer-long hit­ting streak to 10 games. He is the first Hous­ton rookie to reach the mark since Luke Scott did it in 2006. He added a sec­ond sin­gle in the eighth in­ning.

Con­verted re­liever Wes­ley Wright al­lowed eight hits and four runs in five in­nings in his sec­ond ca­reer ma­jor league start. He was re­placed by Nel­son Figueroa, who gave up three hits and a run in two in­nings.

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