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Myers' Sharp Outing Helps Astros Blank Cubs


CHICAGO (AP) -- Brett Myers struck out eight in seven crisp innings, Hunter Pence homered and the Houston Astros beat the Chicago Cubs 4-0 on Wednesday night.

Myers (11-7) allowed three hits and walked one, improving to 10-3 with a 2.21 ERA in 17 career games against the Cubs. The right-hander is 3-0 with a 1.76 ERA in his last six starts overall.

Myers has lasted at least six innings in all 29 of his starts -- the longest streak in team history and longest in the majors since Curt Schilling's run of 35 straight for Arizona in 2002.

Surging Houston, which won for the 13th time in 17 games, took all five series against the Cubs this season.

Randy Wells (6-13) allowed four runs and nine hits in six innings for Chicago.  Antigo native Justin Berg pitched a 1-2-3 ninth inning for Chicago.

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