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Astros overpower Cubs

Chris Johnson was 3-for-5 with a solo shot and three runs batted in, as the Houston Astros dumped the Chicago Cubs 11-5 on Monday night.

Houston won as +145 road underdogs, while the teams played OVER the 8-run total listed by oddsmakers.

Juan Castro went 2-for-5 with a three-run jack for the Astros, as Wandy Rodriguez picked up the win after allowing five runs over six innings for Houston.

Aramis Ramirez was 2-for-3 with a two-run homer and three RBIs for Chicago, while Carlos Silva was slammed for five runs over only one inning to take the loss for the Cubs.