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Cubs tear apart Astros; clinch series

Kosuke Fukudome and Ryan Theriot drove in four runs apiece in helping the Chicago Cubs tear apart the Houston Astros 12-3 Thursday at Wrigley Field.

The Cubs won the game as -190 favorites, and the 15 runs made it OVER the posted over/under (10).

Kevin Hart allowed six hits and three runs over six innings to earn his third win.

Kazuo Matsui belted a two-run homer for the Astros. Russ Ortiz gave up nine runs over 2 1-3 innings to suffer the loss.