Cubs Vs. Astros Final Score: Chicago Blanked In 1-0 Loss

The Chicago Cubs held the Houston Astros to only one run on Tuesday night, but unfortunately for them, the Astros did them one better. SIx Astros pitchers combined to shut out the Cubs in what was a 1-0 victory for Houston, though the game was punctuated by a scary collision that left Chicago first baseman Anthony Rizzo on the ground for several minutes.

Rizzo collided with Houston first baseman Brett Wallace after Rizzo hit a grounder to second base in the bottom of the third inning. The throw to Wallace was high, and when he lept, his leg swung around and hit Rizzo, forcing him to plant his foot awkwardly on the first base bag, propelling him into the air. Rizzo then landed hard on his right shoulder a few feet from the bag. He spent a few minutes on the ground being attended to by Chicago's trainers, but after the game told reporters that he escaped with just a bruised shoulder.

Things didn't get much better for Chicago, who mustered six hits on the night but couldn't get a run across the plate. Astros' starter Jordan Lyles picked up the win after tossing five scoreless innings, and Wilton Lopez picked up his fourth save of the season despite allowing two baserunners in the ninth.

For more coverage of this series, stay tuned to SB Nation Chicago. For more in-depth coverage, check out Cubs blog Bleed Cubbie Blue and Astros blog Crawfish Boxes. And for more news, notes and analysis from around the league, head over to Baseball Nation.

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