CHICAGO, June 21 (UPI) -- Matt Garza allowed four hits over eight innings following a long rain delay Friday and lifted the Chicago Cubs to a 3-1 decision over Houston.
The start of the game was delayed for more than 3 hours due to rain, but Garza (2-1) rolled through the Astros with eight strikeouts.
Chris Carter hit a long ball for the Astros in the seventh.
The three Chicago runs came against Dallas Kuechel (4-4), who worked six innings and struck out a career-best nine.
Kevin Gregg worked a perfect ninth with one strikeout to collect his 11th save in as many chances.