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Broken-Bat Single Puts Rangers Over Cubs In Bottom Of 10th

Last updated on Wednesday, April 8, 2009

(HOUSTON, TX) - Jeff Keppinger’s broken-bat single with the bases loaded in the bottom of the tenth gave the Houston Astros a 3-2 victory over the Chicago Cubs.

Derrek Lee gave Chicago the lead with an RBI single in the third before Hunter Pence tied the game with a solo homer off Cubs starter Ryan Dempster in the fifth.

Michael Bourn's RBI single in the sixth gave Houston a 2-1 advantage before Alfonso Soriano tied the game with a long homer to left field off Houston reliever Latroy Hawkins in the eighth.

The Astros had loaded the bases with one out in the tenth when Keppinger got the winning hit off Chicago closer Kevin Gregg.

The three-game series concludes tonight at Minute Maid Park.

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