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Astros seize series
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Astros 5, Cubs 3
Shawn Chacon struck out five and walked one on Wednesday. (Pat Sullivan/AP)
Shawn Chacon allowed three runs in seven innings, helping the Astros top the Cubs. Chacon earned his first decision in his 10th start of the year. Carlos Lee hit a three-run homer, while Miguel Tejada and Geoff Blum each added one RBI.
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Series at a glance:
CHC
Chi Cubs (28-19)
Lost 2
Houston 5, Chi Cubs 3   HOU
Houston (27-21)
Won 2
May 21, 2008
   1   2   3   4   5   6   7   8   9   R   H   E 
Chi Cubs
3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0   3 5 0
Houston
0 0 4 0 1 0 0 0 X   5 9 0
Standings thru 5/21/08  |  Recap: CHC | HOU  |  Gameday  |  Cubs stats  |  Astros stats
Chi CubsABRHRBIBBSOLOBAVG
Theriot, SS4010000.324
Fukudome, RF3100100.305
Lee, 1B4112010.301
Ramirez, 3B3000110.285
Hoffpauir, LF4120011.400
Soto, C4011012.314
Edmonds, CF3000002.171
DeRosa, 2B3000021.305
Gallagher, P2000010.000
  Wuertz, P0000000.000
  Eyre, P0000000.000
  Lieber, P0000000.000
  a-Fontenot, PH1000000.254
  Howry, P0000000.000
Totals31353276 

a-Grounded out for Lieber in the 8th.

BATTING
2B: Hoffpauir 2 (2, Chacon, Chacon), Soto (15, Chacon).
HR: Lee (11, 1st inning off Chacon, 1 on, 1 out).
TB: Theriot; Lee 4; Hoffpauir 4; Soto 2.
RBI: Lee 2 (32), Soto (34).
2-out RBI: Soto.
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Edmonds; DeRosa.
Team LOB: 3.

BASERUNNING
PO: Theriot (1st base by Chacon).

FIELDING
DP: (Theriot-DeRosa-Lee).

 
HoustonABRHRBIBBSOLOBAVG
Bourn, CF5130020.208
Matsui, 2B2110201.294
Tejada, SS4111003.340
Berkman, 1B3100035.382
Lee, LF4113003.279
  Valverde, P0000000.000
Blum, 3B4021000.221
Pence, RF3000111.288
Towles, C3010120.150
Chacon, P3000014.167
  Brocail, P0000000.000
  a-Erstad, PH-LF1000010.303
Totals3259541017 

a-Struck out for Brocail in the 8th.

BATTING
3B: Bourn (2, Gallagher).
HR: Lee (10, 3rd inning off Gallagher, 2 on, 1 out).
TB: Bourn 5; Matsui; Tejada; Lee 4; Blum 2; Towles.
RBI: Tejada (35), Lee 3 (35), Blum (13).
2-out RBI: Blum.
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Lee; Matsui; Chacon 2; Berkman.
GIDP: Pence.
Team LOB: 8.

BASERUNNING
SB: Bourn (20, 2nd base off Gallagher/Soto), Matsui (11, 2nd base off Eyre/Soto), Berkman (9, 2nd base off Gallagher/Soto).

FIELDING
Pickoffs: Chacon (Theriot at 1st base).

 
Chi CubsIPHRERBBSOHRERA
Gallagher (L, 1-1)4.28551415.68
Wuertz 0.10002103.13
Eyre 1.00001200.00
Lieber 1.01000003.24
Howry 1.00000305.70
 
HoustonIPHRERBBSOHRERA
Chacon (W, 1-0)7.05331514.11
Brocail (H, 8)1.00000003.08
Valverde (S, 14)1.00001203.60

HBP: Berkman (by Gallagher).
Pitches-strikes: Gallagher 96-66, Wuertz 15-6, Eyre 21-10, Lieber 7-6, Howry 13-10, Chacon 97-60, Brocail 10-7, Valverde 14-9.
Ground outs-fly outs: Gallagher 4-6, Wuertz 0-0, Eyre 0-1, Lieber 2-1, Howry 0-0, Chacon 2-13, Brocail 2-1, Valverde 0-1.
Batters faced: Gallagher 24, Wuertz 3, Eyre 4, Lieber 3, Howry 3, Chacon 26, Brocail 3, Valverde 4.
Inherited runners-scored: Wuertz 1-0.
Umpires: HP: Joe West. 1B: Ed Rapuano. 2B: Ed Hickox. 3B: CB Bucknor.
Weather: 73 degrees, roof closed.
Wind: 0 mph, None.
T: 2:36.
Att: 33,251.

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