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 Aramis Ramirez snapped a 2-all tie with a two-run homer to cap a four-run fifth inning as the Cubs doubled up the Astros, 4-2.  Alfonso Soriano also homered and Starlin Castro had a sac-fly for Chicago, which took the opener of the three-game set at Wrigley Field.  Carlos Zambrano pitched six innings of two-run ball for his seventh win.  Five relievers followed, with Sean Marshall posting his third save.  Bud Norris allowed all four runs in six and a third frames to suffer the loss.  Michael Bourn went 3-for-5 with an RBI to highlight the Houston attack.

 
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