Houston, TX (Sports Network) – Brett Myers went the distance and Lance Berkman’s grand slam capped a six-run seventh inning as Houston downed Chicago, 6-1, in the second of three between the clubs at Minute Maid Park.
Hunter Pence and Angel Sanchez also knocked in runs during the deciding frame for the Astros, who have won two of three.
Myers (8-6) turned in his first complete game since September 14, 2008 when he pitched for the Phillies against Milwaukee. He equaled a career high with 12 strikeouts and walked only one batter while scattering four hits and one run.
Tyler Colvin’s ninth-inning homer was the lone offense for the Cubs, who have dropped two of three.
Andrew Cashner (1-4) was tagged for six runs and two hits with two walks over 1 1/3 relief frames. His performance ruined a strong start by Ted Lilly, who allowed five hits and no runs with eight strikeouts over 5 2/3 frames.