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Cubs Edge Astros With Help Of Pena's Bat

Last updated on Tuesday, August 16, 2011

(HOUSTON, TX) - The Chicago Cubs won their third game in a row as they edged the Houston Astros 4-3.

Carlos Pena gave the Cubs a 2-0 lead in the first with a two-run double off Houston starter Henry Sosa.

The Astros got one run back in the fourth when Michael Downs doubled and JD Martinez scored on a throwing error by Chicago right fielder Tyler Colvin.

Geovany Soto put the Cubs up 4-1 in the sixth with a two-run double off Sosa.

Downs concluded the scoring with a two-run double off Rodrigo Lopez in the bottom of the sixth.

Lopez gets the win, moving to 4-3 this season.

Sosa takes the loss, dropping to 0-2 as Houston has lost its last seven games in a row.

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