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Cubs nip Astros

Geovany Soto hit a solo shot in the bottom of the eighth inning to lift the Chicago Cubs over the Houston Astros 5-4 on Monday.

Chicago won as +110 home underdogs, while the teams played UNDER the 13-run total listed by oddsmakers.

Marlon Byrd had a two-run blast for the Cubs, as Andrew Cashner got the win for Chicago in relief of Casey Coleman.

Chris Johnson was 2-for-3 with a big fly for Houston, while Wilton Lopez took the loss for the Astros after allowing Soto's homer in the eighth.