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Oswalt struggles
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Cubs 9, Astros 7
Astros starter Roy Oswalt did not register a strikeout Saturday. (Nam Y. Huh/AP)
Right fielder Carlos Lee had two doubles and a home run Saturday, but it wasn't enough to overcome a shaky start by Astros ace Roy Oswalt, who was knocked around for six runs (five earned) and 10 hits in 6 2/3 innings.
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Series at a glance:
HOU
Houston (2-4)
Lost 1
Chi Cubs 9, Houston 7   CHC
Chi Cubs (2-3)
Won 1
April 5, 2008
   1   2   3   4   5   6   7   8   9   R   H   E 
Houston
1 1 0 1 0 2 0 2 0   7 12 1
Chi Cubs
0 1 1 0 0 1 5 1 X   9 14 1
Standings thru 4/5/08  |  Recap: HOU | CHC  |  Gameday  |  Astros stats  |  Cubs stats
HoustonABRHRBIBBSOLOBAVG
Bourn, CF5120000.200
Pence, RF5110011.185
Berkman, 1B2000001.227
  Erstad, 1B2221000.400
Lee, LF4232010.280
Tejada, SS3101102.227
Wigginton, 3B3020011.250
  Perez, T, 2B0000000.000
  a-Blum, PH-3B1011000.429
Loretta, 2B-3B-2B4011013.222
Ausmus, C4000003.000
Oswalt, P3000001.000
  Villarreal, P0000000.000
  Wright, P0000000.000
  Geary, P0000000.000
  Brocail, P0000000.000
  b-Cruz, PH1000000.250
Totals3771261412 

a-Singled for Perez, T in the 8th. b-Flied out for Brocail in the 9th.

BATTING
2B: Erstad (1, Marquis), Lee 2 (3, Marquis, Howry).
3B: Bourn (1, Hart, K).
HR: Lee (2, 4th inning off Marquis, 0 on, 0 out).
TB: Bourn 4; Pence; Erstad 3; Lee 8; Wigginton 2; Blum; Loretta.
RBI: Loretta (2), Lee 2 (3), Erstad (1), Tejada (3), Blum (2).
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Oswalt; Loretta; Pence.
GIDP: Berkman; Ausmus; Loretta.
Team LOB: 4.

BASERUNNING
SB: Pence (1, 2nd base off Marquis/Soto), Bourn (4, 2nd base off Marquis/Soto).

FIELDING
E: Wigginton (1, throw).
PB: Ausmus (1).
Outfield assists: Bourn (Marquis at 3rd base).
DP: 2 (Loretta-Erstad, Bourn-Wigginton).

 
Chi CubsABRHRBIBBSOLOBAVG
Soriano, LF5000005.045
Johnson, CF5022001.500
Lee, 1B4342000.364
Ramirez, 3B3100103.125
Fukudome, RF4122002.500
DeRosa, 2B4021001.375
  Marmol, P0000000.000
  Wood, P0000000.000
Soto, C4110013.188
  Blanco, C0000000.000
Theriot, SS3100111.190
Marquis, P2011000.500
  Hart, K, P0000000.000
  a-Fontenot, PH1110000.500
  Howry, P0000000.000
  Cedeno, 2B1110000.500
Totals3691482216 

a-Singled for Hart, K in the 7th.

BATTING
2B: Marquis (1, Oswalt), Lee (2, Oswalt), Fukudome (3, Wright), DeRosa (2, Geary).
3B: Soto (1, Oswalt).
HR: Lee (2, 3rd inning off Oswalt, 0 on, 1 out).
TB: Johnson 2; Lee 8; Fukudome 3; DeRosa 3; Soto 3; Marquis 2; Fontenot; Cedeno.
RBI: Marquis (1), Lee 2 (3), Johnson 2 (2), Fukudome 2 (5), DeRosa (3).
2-out RBI: Marquis; Lee; Fukudome 2; DeRosa; Johnson.
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Fukudome; Soriano; Soto 2.
GIDP: Soto.
Team LOB: 5.

BASERUNNING
CS: Johnson (1, 2nd base by Brocail/Ausmus).

FIELDING
E: Lee (1, missed catch).
DP: 3 (Marquis-Theriot-Lee 2, DeRosa-Theriot-Lee).

 
HoustonIPHRERBBSOHRERA
Oswalt (L, 0-2)6.210651016.00
Villarreal 0.00111004.50
Wright 0.011100013.50
Geary 0.11000100.00
Brocail 1.02110103.00
 
Chi CubsIPHRERBBSOHRERA
Marquis 5.18541216.75
Hart, K (W, 1-0)1.21000200.00
Howry (H, 1)0.132200016.88
Marmol (H, 1)0.20000002.25
Wood (S, 2)1.00000009.00

Villarreal pitched to 1 batter in the 7th.
Wright pitched to 1 batter in the 7th.

Balk: Geary.
Pitches-strikes: Oswalt 92-59, Villarreal 5-1, Wright 8-5, Geary 10-5, Brocail 10-7, Marquis 81-50, Hart, K 25-16, Howry 16-10, Marmol 7-5, Wood 12-8.
Ground outs-fly outs: Oswalt 13-7, Villarreal 0-0, Wright 0-0, Geary 0-0, Brocail 1-0, Marquis 11-3, Hart, K 1-2, Howry 1-0, Marmol 1-1, Wood 2-1.
Batters faced: Oswalt 30, Villarreal 1, Wright 1, Geary 2, Brocail 4, Marquis 23, Hart, K 6, Howry 4, Marmol 2, Wood 3.
Inherited runners-scored: Villarreal 1-0, Wright 2-2, Geary 1-1, Hart, K 1-0, Marmol 1-0.
Umpires: HP: Kerwin Danley. 1B: Brian Runge. 2B: Chris Guccione. 3B: Charlie Reliford.
Weather: 57 degrees, sunny.
Wind: 7 mph, Out to RF.
T: 2:53.
Att: 40,707.

Box score official statistics approved by Major League Baseball Office of the Commissioner
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