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Cubs 7, Astros 2
Kosuke Fukudome had two hits, a walk and a run scored in the series-opening win. (Pat Sullivan/AP)
Geovany Soto turned a near-traditional homer into a three-run, inside-the-park job, Jim Edmonds introduced his Gold Glove to Cubs fans with a dazzling catch on Tal's Hill and Aramis Ramirez went yard in a theatrical win in Houston. Ted Lilly won his fourth straight start.
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Series at a glance:
CHC
Chi Cubs (28-17)
Won 2
Chi Cubs 7, Houston 2   HOU
Houston (25-21)
Lost 1
May 19, 2008
   1   2   3   4   5   6   7   8   9   R   H   E 
Chi Cubs
0 0 0 3 0 0 1 1 2   7 14 0
Houston
0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0   2 7 0
Standings thru 5/19/08  |  Recap: CHC | HOU  |  Gameday  |  Cubs stats  |  Astros stats
Chi CubsABRHRBIBBSOLOBAVG
Soriano, LF4000123.287
Theriot, SS5121004.333
Lee, 1B5121010.292
Ramirez, 3B5232001.285
Fukudome, RF4120101.319
Soto, C5113014.317
Edmonds, CF5010001.182
DeRosa, 2B4120000.306
Lilly, P2010010.267
  Lieber, P0000000.000
  a-Cedeno, PH0000100.324
  Wuertz, P0000000.000
  Marmol, P0000000.000
  Howry, P0000000.000
Totals3971473514 

a-Walked for Lieber in the 8th.

BATTING
2B: Theriot (9, Nieve), Lee (12, Borkowski).
HR: Soto (9, 4th inning off Moehler, 2 on, 1 out), Ramirez (7, 9th inning off Borkowski, 1 on, 0 out).
TB: Theriot 3; Lee 3; Ramirez 6; Fukudome 2; Soto 4; Edmonds; DeRosa 2; Lilly.
RBI: Soto 3 (33), Lee (30), Theriot (13), Ramirez 2 (29).
2-out RBI: Theriot.
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Edmonds; Theriot 2; Soto.
S: Lilly.
Team LOB: 9.

FIELDING
DP: (Theriot-DeRosa-Lee).

 
HoustonABRHRBIBBSOLOBAVG
Bourn, CF4021000.200
Matsui, 2B3010112.292
Tejada, SS4110015.342
Berkman, 1B4000034.389
Lee, LF4021002.286
Pence, RF4000012.282
Wigginton, 3B4110010.217
Ausmus, C4000011.207
Moehler, P1000010.000
  a-Cruz, PH0000100.122
  Byrdak, P0000000.333
  Nieve, P0000000.000
  b-Erstad, PH1000000.308
  Wright, P0000000.000
  Borkowski, P0000000.000
Totals332722916 

a-Walked for Moehler in the 5th. b-Popped out for Nieve in the 7th.

BATTING
2B: Tejada (14, Lilly), Wigginton (4, Lilly).
TB: Bourn 2; Matsui; Tejada 2; Lee 2; Wigginton 2.
RBI: Lee (32), Bourn (8).
2-out RBI: Lee.
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Tejada 2; Lee 2.
GIDP: Pence.
Team LOB: 6.

BASERUNNING
SB: Matsui (10, 2nd base off Marmol/Soto), Bourn (19, 2nd base off Wuertz/Soto), Tejada (3, 3rd base off Lilly/Soto).

FIELDING
Outfield assists: Bourn (Cedeno at 3rd base).

 
Chi CubsIPHRERBBSOHRERA
Lilly (W, 5-4)5.14222605.14
Lieber (H, 2)1.21000003.38
Wuertz 0.02000003.18
Marmol (H, 12)1.00000101.55
Howry 1.00000205.96
 
HoustonIPHRERBBSOHRERA
Moehler (L, 1-1)5.07332114.76
Byrdak 1.00000100.00
Nieve 1.03110103.38
Wright 0.11111004.60
Borkowski 1.23220214.50

Wuertz pitched to 2 batters in the 8th.

WP: Moehler.
IBB: Soriano (by Moehler).
Pitches-strikes: Lilly 96-61, Lieber 15-11, Wuertz 8-6, Marmol 13-6, Howry 13-9, Moehler 95-60, Byrdak 9-7, Nieve 27-15, Wright 16-9, Borkowski 23-16.
Ground outs-fly outs: Lilly 4-6, Lieber 3-2, Wuertz 0-0, Marmol 1-1, Howry 0-1, Moehler 9-5, Byrdak 1-1, Nieve 1-1, Wright 1-0, Borkowski 1-1.
Batters faced: Lilly 22, Lieber 5, Wuertz 2, Marmol 3, Howry 3, Moehler 24, Byrdak 3, Nieve 6, Wright 3, Borkowski 7.
Inherited runners-scored: Marmol 2-0, Borkowski 2-1.
Umpires: HP: Ed Hickox. 1B: CB Bucknor. 2B: Joe West. 3B: Ed Rapuano.
Weather: 75 degrees, roof closed.
Wind: 0 mph, None.
T: 3:19.
Att: 32,458.

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