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Cubs handle Pirates

Aramis Ramirez, Geovany Soto, and Kosuke Fukudome all drove in two runs apiece to lead the Chicago Cubs past the Pittsburgh Pirates 9-4 on Tuesday night.

Chicago cashed as -125 road favorites, while the teams played OVER the 8-run total listed by oddsmakers.

Ryan Theriot went 2-for-5 with a run batted in for the Cubs, as Ryan Dempster allowed four runs over 6 1-3 innings to get the victory for Chicago.

Garrett Jones had a homer and two RBIs for Pittsburgh, while Zach Duke took the loss after getting roughed up for eight runs over four innings for the Pirates.