Chicago Cubs defeat Houston Astros, 5-4

Geovany Soto walked past some reporters near the Cubs' lineup card in the clubhouse before Monday's game and said: ''That's not a misprint.

That's Soto batting fourth.''

Then he paused just long enough to flex.

As Xavier Nady said a few minutes later when he peered at the card himself, ''Soto?!''

Believe it or not. Joke if you want.

But the last laugh on this day was on Michael Bourn, who tried and failed to go through Soto to get to the plate in the fourth ...