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Bullpen Puts Game Out Of Reach; Cubs Lose 8-1

Houston, TX (Sports Network) – Carlos Lee slugged a pair of two-run home runs to back the solid pitching of Bud Norris in Houston’s 8-1 win over Chicago to close a three-game set.

Lee had his 19th career multi-homer game for the Astros, who have taken two out of three in all four series between the teams this season.

Norris (3-7) yielded a lone unearned run on four hits while walking three and striking out seven over six innings for Houston, which has won four straight series over the Cubs for the first time in nearly 30 years.

Randy Wells (5-8) was charged with three runs on five hits and five walks, while fanning four, over 5 2/3 frames for Chicago, which has dropped three out of four.