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Cubs Pound Phillies to Start 2nd Half

CHICAGO (AP) -- Aramis Ramirez hit a pair of two-run doubles, and Derrek Lee and Geovany Soto each had two-run homers to lead the Chicago Cubs to a 12-6 win over the Philadelphia Phillies on Thursday night.

Alfonso Soriano also hit a solo homer for the Cubs, who scored nine of their 12 runs with two outs.

Cubs starter Ryan Dempster allowed two runs on six hits with three walks and nine strikeouts. Dempster (8-7) rebounded after allowing a long two-run homer to Ryan Howard in the first inning.

The Cubs tagged Phillies starter Jamie Moyer (9-9) for six runs on five hits in three innings. He allowed two home runs and hit two batters. In his last two starts, he has allowed 13 runs in 8 1-3 innings.

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