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Cubs score early; down Astros

The Chicago Cubs scored four runs in the first inning of a 6-3 win Wednesday night over the Houston Astros at Minute Maid Park.

Chicago won the game as -150 favorites, and the nine runs went as a PUSH against the posted over/under (9).

Aramis Ramirez belted a solo home run for the Cubs, while Rich Harden tossed the win in a seven-inning performance.

Lance Berkman hit a two-run homer for the Astros, while Mike Hampton gave up seven hits and five runs in suffering the loss.