Chicago, IL (Sports Network) – Michael Bourn finished 3-for-4 with three RBI and fell a home run shy of the cycle as Houston downed Chicago, 7-3, in the middle test of a three-game set from Wrigley Field.
Jeff Keppinger had a pair of hits and drove in two for the Astros, who have won six of their last eight. Brett Wallace added his first major-league homer for the victors.
Nelson Figueroa (5-2) turned in five solid frames, allowing six hits and three runs while fanning five and walking three.
Tyler Colvin was 2-for-4 with two RBI and Marlon Byrd knocked in the other run for the Cubs, who had won four of five coming in.
Pitching for the first time since August 1 due to a heart issue, Carlos Silva (10-6) was charged in defeat for nine hits and six runs over five innings.