7:05 PM ET, May 19, 2008
Minute Maid Park, Houston, Texas
HOUSTON (AP) -- Geovany Soto didn't get the automatic home run he deserved. Cubs manager Lou Piniella thinks he probably likes it that way.Soto was credited with an inside-the-park three-run homer in the fourth inning despite replays showing that it should have been an automatic home run in Chicago's 7-2 win over Houston on Monday night.
• Geovany Soto hit his first career inside-the-park homer and the first by a Cubs catcher since Cal Neeman did so on June 17, 1959.
• Chicago has now won five of its last six games and nine of its last 11.
• Cubs starter Ted Lilly improved to 5-1 in his last six starts after going 0-3 in his first four.
• Astros slugger Lance Berkman saw his 17-game hitting streak snapped with an 0-for-4 performance. Hunter Pence also went 0-for-4, putting an end to his 16-game hitting streak.
-- ESPN Research
Astros ace Roy Oswalt, who left his last start in the seventh inning with a hip injury, was examined by team physician Dr. David Lintner on Monday and is expected to make his next start on Thursday. ... The Cubs placed RHP Chad Fox on the 15-day disabled list on Monday night after he experienced numbness in his hand throwing before the game. Jose Ascanio was called up from Triple-A Iowa to take his place on the roster.
Regular Season Series
|Houston leads 9-8 (as of Mon 5/19)|
|Fri 4/4||HOU 4, @CHC 3||Recap|
|Sat 4/5||@CHC 9, HOU 7||Recap|
|Sun 4/6||@CHC 3, HOU 2||Recap|
|» Mon 5/19||CHC 7, @HOU 2||Box Score|
|Tue 5/20||@HOU 4, CHC 2||Recap|
|Wed 5/21||@HOU 5, CHC 3||Recap|
|Fri 7/18||@HOU 2, CHC 1||Recap|
|Sat 7/19||@HOU 4, CHC 1||Recap|
|Sun 7/20||CHC 9, @HOU 0||Recap|
|Mon 8/4||HOU 2, @CHC 0||Recap|
|Tue 8/5||@CHC 11, HOU 7||Recap|
|Wed 8/6||@CHC 11, HOU 4||Recap|
|Mon 9/1||HOU 3, @CHC 0||Recap|
|Tue 9/2||HOU 9, @CHC 7||Recap|
|Wed 9/3||HOU 4, @CHC 0||Recap|
|Sun 9/14||CHC 5, @HOU 0||Recap|
|Mon 9/15||CHC 6, @HOU 1||Recap|
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|4th||G Soto inside-the-park home run to deep center, A Ramirez and K Fukudome scored.||3||0|
|4th||C Lee singled to left, M Tejada scored.||3||1|
|5th||M Bourn singled to center, T Wigginton scored, J Cruz Jr to second.||3||2|
|7th||D Lee singled to center, R Theriot scored.||4||2|
|8th||R Theriot singled to center, M DeRosa scored, R Cedeno out at third.||5||2|
|9th||A Ramirez homered to left, D Lee scored.||7||2|
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|Stadium||Minute Maid Park, Houston, TX|
|Attendance||32,458 (77.2% full) - % is based on regular season capacity|
|Umpires||Home Plate - Ed Hickox, First Base - C.B. Bucknor, Second Base - Joe West, Third Base - Ed Rapuano|