The Cubs' bats came alive with 13 hits in the team's best performance of the season. Carlos Villanueva earned the win for his solid outing today. He allowed two runs on four hits and walked one and struck out six batters. Villanueva's ERA is 1.29 this season.
Anthony Rizzo and Alfonso Soriano had back-to-back home runs in the third inning. Rizzo's homer went 475 feet, which is the longest homer in the majors this season.
Welington Castillo was hot today as he went 4-for-4 with a double and a run. Luis Valbuena had two RBIs in the game.
|Welington Castillo and Carlos Marmol celebrate the Cubs' win over the Rangers on Thursday (photo from Chicago Tribune)|
Tomorrow the Cubs will travel to Milwaukee to start a three-game series against the Brewers. Jeff Samardzija will start for the Cubs and try to earn his second win of the season. Tomorrow's game time is 7:10pm CT.