Andrew Lorraine pitched a three-hitter in his season debut and Henry Rodriguez hit a three-run homer Friday to lift the Chicago Cubs to a 6-0 victory over the Houston Astros for a split of their doubleheader.
In the second game, Lorraine (1-0), called up from Triple-A Iowa, won in his first appearance in the majors this season. The left-hander allowed just three singles and retired 13 straight at one point, walking one and striking out four in his first career complete game. It was the longest outing of Lorraine's 26-game career which includes 10 starts. His previous best was 6 2-3 innings on July 28, 1994, against Texas.
Sean Bergman (4-6) took the loss, his fourth in a row. Bergman, who had been on the disabled list since June 26 with elbow tendinitis, gave up six runs and eight hits while walking two in 4 1-3 innings.
Rodriguez hit his 21st home run with one out and two on in the fifth to make it 6-0.
In the opener, Lima (15-6) gave up six hits and struck out seven in 7 1-3 innings, allowing only Mark Grace's solo homer, his 12th.
Lima, who won for the fourth time in his last seven starts, is tied with teammate Mike Hampton and St. Louis' Kent Bottenfield for the NL lead with 15 victories.
Everett, who missed 20 games because of a strained right hamstring, went 4-for-5 with a three-run homer for the Astros.
Kyle Farnsworth (2-5) took the loss in his second start and fifth appearance since being recalled from Iowa on July 17. He gave up four runs and six hits while walking three over seven innings.
With two out and two on in the Astros first, Everett hit his 12th home run. After Grace's homer made it 3-1, Everett's two-out single in the fifth drove in a run. He added an RBI double in the ninth.
Everett's career high for RBIs is six, set June 20 against Montreal.
Russ Johnson hit a sacrifice fly in the eighth.
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