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Backe solid in loss
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Cubs 3, Astros 2
Brandon Backe notched seven strikeouts in six innings Sunday. (Nam Y. Huh/AP)
Astros starter Brandon Backe was solid, limiting the Cubs to two runs in six innings, and shortstop Miguel Tejada hit is first home run of the season, but the Astros fell to 2-5 on their first road trip.
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Series at a glance:
HOU
Houston (2-5)
Lost 2
Chi Cubs 3, Houston 2   CHC
Chi Cubs (3-3)
Won 2
April 6, 2008
   1   2   3   4   5   6   7   8   9   R   H   E 
Houston
0 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 0   2 7 1
Chi Cubs
0 1 0 0 1 0 1 0 X   3 8 0
Standings thru 4/6/08  |  Recap: HOU | CHC  |  Gameday  |  Astros stats  |  Cubs stats
HoustonABRHRBIBBSOLOBAVG
Bourn, CF4010011.208
Pence, RF4010011.194
Erstad, 1B4011022.333
Lee, LF4010002.276
Tejada, SS4111011.231
Blum, 3B3000021.300
Perez, T, 2B3010011.333
Towles, C3000021.188
Backe, P2110000.250
  Villarreal, P0000000.000
  a-Cruz, PH1000000.200
  Borkowski, P0000000.000
Totals3227201010 

a-Flied out for Villarreal in the 8th.

BATTING
2B: Pence (2, Zambrano), Backe (1, Zambrano).
HR: Tejada (1, 7th inning off Zambrano, 0 on, 0 out).
TB: Bourn; Pence 2; Erstad; Lee; Tejada 4; Perez, T; Backe 2.
RBI: Erstad (2), Tejada (4).
2-out RBI: Erstad.
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Perez, T.
Team LOB: 3.

BASERUNNING
CS: Erstad (1, 2nd base by Zambrano/Blanco).

FIELDING
E: Bourn (1, fielding).
DP: 2 (Perez, T-Tejada-Erstad, Blum-Perez, T-Erstad).

 
Chi CubsABRHRBIBBSOLOBAVG
Soriano, LF4111011.077
Johnson, CF4000010.300
  Pie, CF0000000.200
Lee, 1B3121100.400
Ramirez, 3B3020110.211
Fukudome, RF3000113.421
DeRosa, 2B4110013.350
Theriot, SS4010015.200
Blanco, C4010002.250
Zambrano, P3000023.000
  Marmol, P0000000.000
  Wood, P0000000.000
Totals323823817 

BATTING
2B: Lee (3, Backe).
HR: Soriano (1, 5th inning off Backe, 0 on, 0 out), Lee (3, 7th inning off Villarreal, 0 on, 1 out).
TB: Soriano 4; Lee 6; Ramirez 2; DeRosa; Theriot; Blanco.
RBI: Soriano (3), Lee (4).
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Fukudome; Soriano; Theriot 2.
GIDP: Zambrano; Blanco.
Team LOB: 8.

FIELDING
Outfield assists: Soriano (Bourn at home).
DP: (Soriano-Blanco).

 
HoustonIPHRERBBSOHRERA
Backe 6.06223713.27
Villarreal (L, 0-2)1.01110115.40
Borkowski 1.01000003.38
 
Chi CubsIPHRERBBSOHRERA
Zambrano (W, 1-0)7.07220711.32
Marmol (H, 2)1.00000201.80
Wood (S, 3)1.00000106.75

Pitches-strikes: Backe 100-67, Villarreal 15-9, Borkowski 15-11, Zambrano 106-72, Marmol 19-12, Wood 13-10.
Ground outs-fly outs: Backe 5-6, Villarreal 1-1, Borkowski 3-0, Zambrano 6-7, Marmol 0-1, Wood 2-0.
Batters faced: Backe 28, Villarreal 4, Borkowski 3, Zambrano 26, Marmol 3, Wood 3.
Umpires: HP: Brian Runge. 1B: Chris Guccione. 2B: Charlie Reliford. 3B: Kerwin Danley.
Weather: 53 degrees, partly cloudy.
Wind: 8 mph, R to L.
T: 2:31.
Att: 40,929.

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