Randy Wells earned his first victory in more than three months, while Geovany Soto homered and drove in two runs, as Chicago downed Houston, 5-1. Wells allowed five hits and one run, fanning four over six innings en route to his first positive decision since an April 4th win over Arizona. Marlon Byrd also hit a solo shot and Starlin Castro knocked in a run for the Cubs, who have taken the first two in the set after dropping six of their previous eight. Carlos Lee finished 3-for-4 and drove in the lone run for the Astros, who have dropped four of six. Wandy Rodriguez took the loss despite yielding only two runs on three hits with seven strikeouts in seven full frames.