After a blow out on Tuesday the Cubs came out swinging Wednesday in a 7-2 win against the Astros. Cubs outfielder David DeJesus did the most with his opportunities, going 4-4 while belting two home runs and bringing in three of the Cubs' seven runs. Starlin Castro added a home run himself in a 3-4 effort with two RBI's. Cubs pitcher Justin Germano was solid, picking up his second win of the season by giving up only five hits through a 6 1/3 inning effort and striking out six.
The Cubs got after Astros' pitcher Bud Norris early and often. Norris lasted only 3 1/3 innings and gave up six earned runs on eight hits including three home runs. The game was pretty much sealed once the Cubs had a comfortable six run lead. The Cubs took two out of three against the Astros and, after a scheduled off day on Thursday, will travel to Cincinnatti to take on the Reds for four games in three days.
QUICK CUBS NOTES: Cubs outfielder Alfonso Soriano said if a deal was in place to head to the San Francisco Giants that he doubts he would accept a trade because "the weather in San Francisco is not nice to play in". The talk heated up due to the Giants' outfielder Melky Cabrera being suspended 50 games due to a positive test involving extra testosterone. Soriano has a full no trade clause and can't be traded unless he pre-approves it.
Cubs manager Dale Sveum was asked about what a Cubs World Series win would be like and claimed "it would be the biggest event in sports history" when it happens.
The Cubs announced the firing of vice president of player personnel Oneri Fleita as well as manager of baseball information, Chuck Wasserstrom. Fleita had signed a four year extension last September and helped groom such Cubs as Carlos Marmol and Starlin Castro. Wasserstrom had been with the organization for over 25 years. Theo Epstein said more front office changes were imminent.
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