|Travis Wood was excellent as he led the Cubs to a 3-0 shutout of the Astros on Sunday|
|The view from the Captain Morgan Club around 1pm before Sunday's Cubs game against the Astros|
Rizzo now has three game-winning RBIs in his five games so far since joining the Cubs. "It's been a lot of fun, a whirlwind," Rizzo said.
|Anthony Rizzo provided the game-winning RBI on Sunday against the Astros|
Wood has allowed only eight hits and walked only one in 14 2/3 innings in his last two games. "I'm so relaxed out there and things keep rolling into place," said Wood, who started the season at Triple-A Iowa. Wood tipped his cap to the crowd of 37,389 at Wrigley Field, who gave him a standing ovation when he was pulled in the eighth inning.
|Travis Wood leaves the game in the 8th inning|
|Travis Wood receives a standing ovation from the fans at Wrigley as he leaves the game in the 8th inning|
The Cubs have now won three of their last four series and 10 of their last 19 games, but remain in last place in the NL Central.
In other Cubs news, Starlin Castro and Bryan LaHair have been selected to represent the Cubs and the National League in the All-Star game. It's Castro's second straight year in the All-Star game and LaHair's first.
“I just couldn't stop staring at the [information] package, I was kinda like in awe,” LaHair said when Sveum announced the news at a team meeting before Sunday's game. “It's like another dream that came true for me.”
Cubs' first-base coach Dave McKay also earned the honor to be at the All-Star game for being on the coaching staff of the World Series champion St. Louis Cardinals during the 2011 season.
Tomorrow the Cubs will travel to Atlanta and play a four-game series against the Braves, starting at 6:10pm CT tomorrow. Jeff Samardzija will start for the Cubs and try for his sixth win of the season, even though he is 0-4 with a 12.27 ERA in his past four games.
Following are some more photos that I took at today's game:
|Sign at O'Malley's bar in Wrigleyville|
|Darwin Barney and Anthony Rizzo watch Shawn Camp warm up in the 8th inning|
|Starlin Castro and Darwin Barney hug after the Cubs shutout the Astros 3-0|
|Cubs players and coaches celebrate their win on the field|