Fukudome Lifts Cubs Past Astros

Lee also goes 4-for-4 as Chicago breaks game open in 7th
By Mitch Pritchard,  Newser User
Posted Apr 5, 2008 6:39 PM CDT
Chicago Cubs third base coach Mike Quade, left, congratulates Geovany Soto after Soto hit a triple against Houston Astros today in Chicago.   (AP Photo/Nam Y. Huh)
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(Newser) – Kosuke Fukudome hit a tiebreaking two-run double in the seventh inning and Derrek Lee was 4-for-4 with a home run and two RBIs to lead the Chicago Cubs to a 9-7 win over the Houston Astros today. Carlos Lee went 3-for-4 with a home run and two doubles, and Astros ace Roy Oswalt lost his second game of the season.

Cubs reliever Kevin Hart (1-0) pitched 1 2/3 scoreless innings for the win and Kerry Wood worked a scoreless ninth for his second save. Jason Marquis was shaky in his first start of the season for the Cubs. He pitched 5 1/3 innings and allowed five runs, including  four earned, and eight hits. He struck out two and allowed one walk.