If the Cubs had any plans of getting back into the NL Central race, this current homestand would have a lot of say in those plans. They were hosting three sub 500 clubs and looked to have a chance to gain some ground on the first place cardinals. After dropping the final game of the homestand Wednesday to the Astros, the Cubs finished the homestand with a 3-6 record.
Doug Davis had his best start since joining the Cubs (23-31). The lefty went six and a third innings allowing three runs on eight hits. The Cubs gave him only one run of support, a leadoff homerun by Kosuke Fukudome, and Davis took the loss dropping his record to 0-4.
Brett Myers was fantastic for the Astros (22-34). Myers went six innings and allowed only one run on three hits. The righty improved to 2-4 on the season. Mark Melancon pitched the ninth for his fourth save of the season.
The key hit for Houston was a two out single by Michael Bourn in the seventh inning that knocked in two runs. That would be all the Astros would need.
The Astros have felt like home lately at Wrigley Field. Including the sweep this week, the Astros have won their last four series at Wrigley.
The Cubs will now head on the road for a ten game trip. First game is Friday night in St Louis.