Houston, TX (Sports Network) – Hunter Pence’s two-run RBI double in the eighth helped cap off an Astros’ 11-2 rout over the Cubs to split the first two games of a three-game set.
Pence finished the game 3-for-5 while knocking in four runs.
Brett Myers (1-0) earned his first win of the season after two no-decision appearances with seven strong innings where he allowed one run on eight hits and no walks while striking out five.
James Russell (1-1), making his first major league start because of Randy Wells and Andrew Cashner both being on the disabled list, lasted only 1 2/3 innings allowing five runs — four earned — on seven hits.
The Astros will go for their first series win of the year tomorrow as they have a rubber match against the Cubs at 7:05 P.M. CT. Wandy Rodriguez (0-1, 6.55) will duel with Carlos Zambrano (1-0, 5.25), and the game will be broadcast on WGN.