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.