G45: Rangers fall behind early, lose finale 5-4 to Cubs

For the second day in a row, the Rangers lost to the Cubs by the score of 5-4. However, this time they completed the job in nine innings.
They got behind early, giving up a four spot to the Cubs in the top of the first. That was powered by a two run home run by Alfonso Soriano in the first. We never really recovered. The Cubs added one more run in the 6th, and that proved to be the difference maker.
CJ Wilson had a second bad outing in a row, but it wasn’t nearly as awful as the one before this. Not to say it was good – it wasn’t, but last time was just horrendous. This time he went 5.2 innings, giving up seven hits and three walks. Punched out five, but that’s the same number of runs he gave up.
Our pen pitched 3.1 innings of perfect ball, but we were unable to completely come back, and dropped the game and the series to Chicago.
Offensively, the biggest highlight was probably the two run home run by Michael Young – his fifth of the season. Young also doubled; he was the only Ranger with any extra base hits.