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|Rizzo's 1st HR Lifts Cubs 3-2
|CHICAGO (AP) -- Anthony Rizzo hit his first homer with the Cubs, a two-run go-ahead shot in the fifth inning, and Chicago beat the Houston Astros 3-2 Saturday for its fourth win in five games.
Matt Garza (4-6) struggled but got the victory by working 5 1-3 innings. Five Cubs relievers combined to allow one hit and no runs over the final 3 2-3 innings with Carlos Marmol pitching the ninth for his seventh save in nine chances.
Astros lefty J.A. Happ (6-8) allowed five hits, four walks and three runs in six innings. But the former Northwestern University hurler is winless in his past 11 road decisions dating to May 3, 2011.
Veteran Astros first baseman Carlos Lee, the subject of trade rumors involving the Dodgers, went 0 for 4.
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