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Cubs blank Astros in rubber match

Ted Lilly threw eight shutout innings as the Chicago Cubs defeated the Houston Astros 2-0 Wednesday afternoon in the rubber match at Wrigley Field.

The Cubs won this game as -220 favorites, while the team’s played UNDER the posted over/under (9).

Derrek Lee belted a two-run homer to lead the Cubs at the plate. Lilly improved to 10-8 with the victory.

Felipe Paulino suffered the loss after giving up four hits and two runs over six innings.