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Cubs pound on the Mets

Ronny Cedeno hit a grand slam home run and knocked in five runs in total as the Chicago Cubs pounded the New York Mets 8-1 on Tuesday.

The Cubs earned the victory as -101 home favorites and the combined nine runs played under the 10.5-run total listed by sportsbooks.

Ted Lilly threw six solid innings for the victory as the Cubs won their fifth straight game. Reed Johnson added a two-run single for Chicago.

Loser Nelson Figueroa gave up three runs on seven hits and five walks in five innings. Carlos Beltran scored the Mets' lone run.