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Chicago vs Houston Final: 4-0 - Recap

Chicago's pitching staff did its job for UNDER bettors, holding Houston scoreless in a 4-0 victory on Friday at Wrigley Field.

The Cubs were a -133 favorite in the win. The combined score dipped UNDER the total, which closed at 8.5.

Paul Maholm earned the victory for the Cubs, throwing 8 1/3 innings of work, striking out 6, walking 1, and allowing 4 hits and 0 earned runs. That effort was supported by 2 RBIs from Steve Clevenger in the win.

Houston's starting pitcher Bud Norris worked 6 innings, giving up 7 hits and 4 earned runs while striking out 1 in the loss. They got 1 hit from Brian Bixler in a losing cause.

Chicago outhit their counterparts 9-4 in the game.

Carlos Marmol pitched the final 2/3 innings for the save. He struck out 1 and allowed 0 hits in his outing.