MLB: Chicago Cubs 5, Texas 4

May 23, 2010 at 6:20 PM
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ARLINGTON, Texas, May 23 (UPI) -- Alfonso Soriano socked a two-run homer and Carlos Silva improved to 6-0 Sunday in the Chicago Cubs' 5-4 decision over Texas.

Soriano's blast highlighted a four-run first inning that also featured RBI from Derrek Lee and Marlon Byrd, and Koyie Hill drove in the eventual game-winner with a sixth-inning run-scoring single.

The victory gave the Cubs the rubber match of a three-game inter-league series against the American League West-leading Rangers.

Silva lasted 5 1/3 innings, allowing three runs on six hits, walking one and striking out one. Carlos Marmol notched his ninth save of the year, striking out three Rangers in the final frame to nail down the win.

C.J. Wilson (3-2) absorbed the loss for Texas, yielding five runs on seven hits over 5 2/3 innings.

Michael Young connected for a two-run homer and Julio Borbon went 2-for-3 with an RBI for the Rangers.

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