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Houston vs Chicago Final: 8-4 - Recap

Chicago dropped an 8-4 decision at Minute Maid Park on Monday as Houston legged out a win behind winning pitcher Bud Norris.

Houston won as a -110 favorite, while Over-Under bettors who played OVER the total of 7.5 were rewarded at the payout window.

Bud Norris earned the victory for the Astros, throwing 7 innings of work, striking out 8, walking 3, and allowing 5 hits and 0 earned runs. That effort was supported by 3 RBIs from Chris Johnson in the win.

Chicago got a 3-inning outing from Matt Garza in the loss. He gave up 7 earned runs, 2 walks and 5 hits in his time on the mound, while David DeJesus had 2 hits in the loss for the Cubs.

The battle of the bats favored Chicago as they had 11 hits, while Houston only had 8.