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Cubs 9 Astros 0

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AP Photo/David J. Phillip

AP Photo/David J. Phillip

Box score.  The Cubs finally look like the Cubs again today, and let’s hope games like these keep on coming.  Back-to-back doubles from Fukudome and Lee, followed up by an Edmonds single got the Cubs off to a quick start in the 1st.  Fontenot was the offensive star, though, hammering a line-drive solo home run in the 5th, and a two-run double in the 9th, ending up with 3 runs and 3 RBI.

Dempster pitched very well, giving up 6 hits and a walk through 8 shut-out innings, throwing 104 pitches and striking out 7.  He got out of a no-out, bases-loaded jam in the 5th, striking out two and inducing a foul pop.

Marmol pitched a perfect 9th.

Theriot extends his hitting streak to 13 games, which is the Cubs’ longest this year.  If you’re curious, the longest streak by a Cubs shortstop is 21, by Don Kessinger in 1972.

Fukudome breaks out of a bit of a slump, posting a 2-5 with 2 doubles.  Aramis posts an 0-5, and is now 1 for his last 21.

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Written by ollie

20 July 2008 at 1:41 pm

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