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Carlos Lee Leads Astros Past Cubs

HOUSTON (AP) -- Carlos Lee hit two home runs, including the go-ahead homer in the sixth inning, and the Houston Astros went on to an 8-1 win over the Chicago Cubs on Wednesday.

The game was tied at 1 before Lee connected for his 13th homer of the year, a two-run shot to left field. His second one, also to left field, scored Lance Berkman and pushed the lead to 5-1 in the seventh inning.

Astros starter Bud Norris (3-7) allowed four hits, an unearned run and struck out seven in six innings for his first win since May 13.

Hunter Pence added three hits and drove in a pair of runs for Houston.

The Astros had managed just one hit before the sixth inning. Berkman walked before Pence hit a double that landed in the left field corner and scored Berkman to tie it 1-1.

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