Cubs In Haiku: Astros 11, Cubs 2

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This was the site of the Cubs' worst loss of the season

James Russell's first start
Does not work out how he planned
Two innings, five runs
Mike Quade summed it up accurately ...
James Russell's first Major League start didn't produce the desired results he or the Chicago Cubs were looking for.  Russell, used to coming in as relief, couldn't finish the second inning. And except for Tyler Colvin's home run to lead off the seventh and Marlon Byrd's three hits, the Cubs had little success against Astros starter Brett Myers (1-0) in an 11-2 loss at Minute Maid Park on Tuesday, the Cubs' most lopsided loss of the season.
"Overall, not a great night," said Cubs manager Mike Quade, whose pitching staff allowed 16 hits, while the defense committed three errors and 10 runners were left on base. The Cubs were out of this game early, trailing 3-0 after the first inning and 5-0 after two innings. And by then Russell was out of the game.

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