After four scoreless innings, the little mistakes piled up in the fifth inning for the Astros.
Tony Sipp gave up singles to Miguel Montero and Jon Jay. He then walked Tommy La Stella to load the bases with one out.
Ken Giles entered the game but walked Matt Szczur on a full count, forcing home a run. A wild pitch plated a second run for the Cubs. Chesny Young broke the game open with a two-run single to put Chicago up 4-0.
The offense attempted to start the comeback in the sixth inning. Nori Aoki was hit by a pitch and moved to second on a Derek Fisher single.
Reid Brignac flipped a pitch to left field to score Aoki and Yulieski Gurriel got a pinch-hit single to score the second run of the inning for the Astros.
The Cubs would score two runs off Will Harris in the seventh inning, and the Astros responded with a run in the bottom of the frame.
Jake Marisnick walked and went first to third on a fielding error. Derek Fisher grounded into a fielder’s choice to score Marisnick.
The Astros fell 6-3 but in the end the result doesn’t matter since the real games start on Monday.