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MLB: Chicago Cubs 7, Houston 2

Aug. 15, 2012 at 5:42 PM   |   Comments

CHICAGO, Aug. 15 (UPI) -- David DeJesus went 4-of-4 with two home runs Wednesday, powering the Chicago Cubs to a 7-2 win over Houston Astros.

DeJesus had a solo home run in the Cubs' three-run third inning and a two-run shot in the fourth when Chicago built a 6-1 lead and beat Bud Norris (5-10).

Norris also gave up a two-run home run to Starlin Castro in the third. The Cubs battered him for eight hits and six runs in 3 1/3 innings. He walked three and struck out four.

Chicago starter Justin Germano (2-2) benefited from the Cubs' offense. He allowed just five hits, both Houston runs and one walk in 6 1/3 innings.

The Astros led 1-0 after Scott Moore led off the second with his seventh home run of the season. But Castro scored on a Brett Jackson triple in the bottom of the inning, and home runs by DeJesus and Castro highlighted the Cubs' three-inning rally in the third.

DeJesus had his second home run the next inning, giving him four homers this year and putting Chicago ahead 6-1. Jackson scored on a passed ball in the sixth for the final Cubs run.

Houston's second run came in the seventh when Moore scored on what ended up being a double play.

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