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Dempster Sharp as Cubs Beat Athletics
CHICAGO (AP) -- Ryan Dempster pitched into the seventh inning for the win, Derrek Lee homered and the Chicago Cubs beat the Oakland Athletics 6-2 Wednesday night.

Alfonso Soriano and Starlin Castro had two RBIs each for the Cubs, who won for just the seventh time in their last 19 games.

Dempster (5-5) gave up eight hits and two runs, striking out seven in 6 2-3 innings.

A's starter Gio Gonzalez (6-5) surrendered eight hits and a season-high six runs in five innings.

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