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Cubs edge Rangers

Cubs edge Rangers

The Chicago Cubs held off the Texas Rangers for a 5-4 win Tuesday night in the opener of a three-game set.

Chicago won the game as –120 favorites, while the nine runs made it OVER the posted over/under (10.5).

Derrek Lee was 2-for-5 with one RBI to lead the Cubs. Carlos Marmol won the game in relief, while Ryan Dempster collected the save.

Ian Kinsler belted a two-run homer and finished 2-for-3 for the Rangers. Joaquin Benoit allowed the winning run in relief to suffer the loss.