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Cubs tear apart Astros

The Chicago Cubs scored six runs in the first inning en route to a 12-0 pounding of the Houston Astros Wednesday afternoon at Wrigley Field.

Chicago won the game as -200 favorites, and the 12 runs made it OVER the day's posted over/under (9).

Alfonso Soriano went deep for a three-run homer to lead the Cubs, and Aramis Ramirez drove in two runs. Randy Wells scattered six hits over eight scoreless innings for the win.

Mike Hampton was tagged for nine runs over four innings in the loss for the Astros.