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Pence Drives In Four As Astros Pound Cubs

Last updated on Wednesday, April 13, 2011

(HOUSTON, TX) - Brett Myers threw seven solid innings and Hunter Pence drove in four runs as the Houston Astros blasted the Chicago Cubs 11-2.

Myers allowed a run on eight hits to improve to 1-0.

Cubs starter James Russell did not make it out of the second inning, allowing four earned runs and seven hits in his inning and two-thirds of work as he falls to 1-1.

Angel Sanchez added a two-run single for the Astros while Tyler Colvin hit a solo homer off Myers for the Cubs.

The teams have split the first two games of the three-game series at Minute Maid Park.

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