HOUSTON -- Geovany Soto was credited with an inside-the-park three-run home run in the fourth inning despite replays showing that it should have been an automatic home run in Chicago's 7-2 victory over Houston on Monday night.
The ball bounced just to the right of the yellow line on the wall in left-center field.
"It was a home run, but I think he'd probably rather have the inside-the-park home run anyway," Cubs Manager Lou Piniella said.
Astros center fielder Michael Bourn scooped up the ball and threw it home, but Soto scored easily before the throw got there.
"Never in my whole life had I had an inside-the-park home run," Soto said. "I didn't think it was out. It's so big, that left-center area, I didn't think I hit it over it. I thought double, maybe triple if they misplayed it."