May 17, 2009

MLB: Houston 6, Chicago Cubs 5

Houston's Ivan Rodriguez slugged the 300th home run of his major league career Sunday in a 6-5 Astros victory over the Chicago Cubs.

Rodriguez's homer was a two-run shot during a four-run fourth inning.

Lance Berkman had a double, RBI and scored a run, and Manuel Tejada added a run-scoring double for the Astros, who have won six of their last eight contests.

Winning pitcher Brian Moehler (1-2) worked five innings, allowing three runs and five hits.

Derrek Lee and Alfonso Soriano hit solo homers for the Cubs.

Rick Harden (4-2) took the loss for Chicago, which had won its five previous games. Harden gave up four runs and six hits in six innings.