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MLB: Chicago Cubs 14, Houston 6

June 23, 2013 at 6:17 PM   |   Comments

CHICAGO, June 23 (UPI) -- Ryan Sweeney led a 16-hit Chicago assault with six RBI Sunday and the Cubs waltzed to a 14-6 interleague pounding of Houston.

Sweeney put Chicago ahead to stay with a second-inning RBI groundout and capped a four-run outburst in the third with a run-scoring double.

He also drove in a run with a fifth-inning two-bagger and capped his big day with a three-run homer in the seventh as the Cubs took the rubber match of a three-game interleague series.

Anthony Rizzo went 3-for-3 with a two-run homer, four RBI and four runs scored while Nate Schierholtz added three hits for Chicago, including a two-run single.

Jeff Samardzija (5-7) earned the victory, allowing four runs on nine hits over seven innings. The right-hander didn't issue a walk and struck out five.

Jordan Lyles (4-2) was lit up for eight runs (five earned) on 10 hits over five innings for the Astros.

Houston's Chris Carter went 4-for-5 with two RBI.

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