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Cubs fend off Cardinals

Aramis Ramirez homered and went 2-for-4 at the plate in helping the Chicago Cubs defeat the St. Louis Cardinals 3-2 Saturday at Busch Stadium.

The Cubs won this game as +215 underdogs, while the five runs went UNDER the posted over/under (7.5) set by sportsbooks.

Carlos Zambrano scattered seven hits and two runs over 5 2-3 innings for the victory, while Carlos Marmol tossed just under two innings of relief for his 20th save.

Chris Carpenter lost for just the fourth time this season, giving up six hits and three runs over six innings.