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MLB: Houston 3, Chicago Cubs 0

Oct. 2, 2012 at 11:22 PM

CHICAGO, Oct. 2 (UPI) -- Bud Norris and four Houston relievers combined on a four-hit shutout Tuesday and the Astros blanked the Chicago Cubs 3-0.

Norris (7-13) scattered four hits and walked a pair over six scoreless frames, striking out four.

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Xavier Cedeno, Chuckie Fick and Wesley Wright teamed up for two shutout frames and Wilton Lopez collected his 10th save for Houston, which clinched its season-ending three-game set.

Jason Castro homered and Tyler Greene went 2-for-3 with a run-scoring single for the victors.

Chris Volstad (3-12) allowed only one earned run in absorbing the loss, surrendering five hits over seven full frames for the Cubs.

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