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|Pena, Ramirez Power Cubs to 7-3 Win Over Rockies
|CHICAGO (AP) -- Carlos Pena and Aramis Ramirez each homered twice to lead the Chicago Cubs to a 7-3 win over the Colorado Rockies on Monday.
Ramirez hit a two-run homer in the first, doubled and scored in the fifth and homered again to lead off the seventh. It was his 24th career multi-homer gamer.
Pena homered leading off the fourth and added a two-run shot in the fifth for his 20th career multi-homer game. Pena and Ramirez each drove in three runs.
The longball barrage backed a strong outing by Cubs starter Matt Garza (4-6), who threw 7 1-3 innings, allowing three runs on five hits. He struck out six and did not issue a walk.
Rockies starter Jhoulys Chacin (8-5) lost for the first time in four decisions, allowing season highs with six runs, nine hits, three homers and seven extra-base hits in five innings.
Carlos Gonzalez homered twice for the Rockies and Todd Helton added a run-scoring single.
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