How it happened: Cubs starter Matt Garza pitched brilliantly once again, allowing only two runs on five hits while striking out nine in seven strong innings. However, the bullpen let him down once again as the Jeff Samardzija blew a one-run lead in the eighth, walking Hunter Pence and giving up a home run to Carlos Lee to start the inning. However, the Cubs ended up tying the game in the bottom of the eighth and then winning it in the tenth when Marlon Byrd, who led off the inning with a triple, scored on Jeff Baker's RBI single.
What it means: The Cubs finally got their first three-game winning streak of the season as they completed the weekend sweep of the MLB-worst Astros.
Outside the box: In 10 games since the All-Star break, Cubs starters have recorded quality starts in seven of those games.