Astros edge Cubs

10:20 PM, Jun 22, 2013   |    comments
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Chicago, IL (Sports Network) - Ronny Cedeno bunted home the winning run in the ninth inning to lift the Houston Astros past the Chicago Cubs, 4-3, middle tilt of a three-game series at Wrigley Field.

Earlier in the frame, Jason Maxwell connected on a line drive double to left off Kevin Gregg (2-1) and advanced to third on a sacrifice bunt by Matt Dominguez. Cedeno then pushed a perfect bunt up the first base line to put the Astros on top.

In the home half of the eighth, the calls didn't go the Cubs way.

Alfonso Soriano doubled and Anthony Rizzo was intentionally walked with one out. Soriano was picked off by Jose Cisnero (2-0) at second on a controversial call which was followed by a Ryan Sweeney single that could have possibly scored Soriano. Welington Castillo was walked to load the bases. Darwin Barney had a 3-1 count and took what appeared to be ball four before flying out two pitches later.

Jose Veras threw a 1-2-3 ninth to collect his 15th save of the year.

J.D. Martinez had a three-run homer for the Astros, who have won seven of their last 10 games.

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