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Cubs clip Astros

The Chicago Cubs scored a pair of runs on the seventh inning Sunday to get past the Houston Astros 3-2.

The Cubs were a +144 underdog in the game. The five runs scored were UNDER the posted over/under total (9).

Jeromy Burnitz hit a two-run home run for Chicago and Derek Lee added a solo shot.

Willy Taveras and Orlando Palmeiro each had an RBI for Houston.

Jerome Williams pitched seven innings and allowed two runs on four hits to earn the win. Andy Pettitte allowed one run on two hits over six innings before the Astros’ bullpen blew the lead. Ryan Dempster recorded his 31st save of the season.