Posted July 01, 2012 on AP on Fox
Travis Wood pitched shutout ball into the eighth inning and used some nifty baserunning to set up Anthony Rizzo's go-ahead single as the Chicago Cubs completed a three-game sweep of the Houston Astros with a 3-0 win on Sunday. Before the game, Houston Astros first baseman Carlos Lee said he was still undecided on whether he will accept a trade to the Los Angeles Dodgers. He was 1 for 4 with a double in the ninth. Wood (3-3) held the Astros to three hits in 7 2-3 innings. He struck out four and didn't allow a walk in his longest outing of the season. Wood left the game to a loud ovation after retiring Brian Bixler in the eighth. The 25-year-old lefty has yielded one run over 20 2-3 innings in his last three starts. It was scoreless in the sixth when Wood led off with a double against Wandy Rodriguez (6-6). Reed Johnson followed with a grounder to third baseman Matt Downs, who made a sliding stop. Downs didn't look Wood back, and the pitcher took third as Johnson was thrown out. ...
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