Houston Astros Cool Off Chicago Cubs, Roy Oswalt Injured

Richard ZowieCorrespondent IJuly 29, 2009

CHICAGO - MAY 16: Starting pitcher Roy Oswalt #44 of the Houston Astros delivers the ball against the Chicago Cubs on May 16, 2009 at Wrigley Field in Chicago, Illinois. The Cubs defeated the Astros 5-4.  (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)

Just shy of finishing the second inning, Houston Astros pitcher Roy Oswalt exited last night's game against the Chicago Baby Bears with a strained lower back. One has to wonder if his big bulldozer had anything to do with it.

Not to worry: despite a shaky bullpen performance, the Astros bats accounted for five latter-inning runs to defeat the Cubs 11-6.

It would've been embarrassing had Houston lost, since they outhit Chicago 17-5.

Houston had six extra-base hits, and Miguel Tejada went two for four and drove in five runs.