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Cubs Pound Astros To 12-3 Win

Last updated on Friday, July 31, 2009

(CHICAGO, IL) - Kosuke Fukudome fell a homer short of hitting for the cycle and drove in four runs as the Chicago Cubs pounded Houston for a second-consecutive day, beating the Astros 12-3 at Wrigley Field.

Jake fox and Milton Bradley added solo home runs for the Cubs, who took three of four in the series.

Kevin Hart pitched six innings to pick up the win, improving to 3 and 1.

After the game, hart was traded to Pittsburgh in a five player deal that sends pitchers Tom Gorzelanny and John Grabow to Chicago.

Russ Ortiz took the loss for Houston and was released by the Astros following the game.

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