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Lilly, Cubs stifle Pirates

Lilly, Cubs stifle Pirates

Ted Lilly allowed one run over seven innings to earn the win in the Chicago Cubs' 3-1 victory over the Pittsburgh Pirates on Tuesday night.

Chicago cashed as -200 home favorites, while the teams played UNDER the 7.5-run total posted by sportsbooks.

Alfonso Soriano was 2-for-4 with two dingers for the Cubs, as Starlin Castro knocked in the other run for Chicago.

Ryan Doumit went 2-for-3 with a big fly for Pittsburgh, while losing pitcher Jeff Karstens gave up two earned runs over six innings for the Pirates.