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Wells Wins for First Time Since April
CHICAGO (AP) -- Randy Wells pitched six strong innings to earn his first win since April 4 and Geovany Soto added a solo shot and an RBI single in the eighth to lead the Chicago Cubs to a 5-1 victory over the major league-worst Houston Astros on Saturday afternoon.

Marlon Byrd also homered for the Cubs, who will try to win three in a row on Sunday for the first time this season.

The Astros have lost 14 of its last 18 road games and six straight overall.

Wells (2-3) allowed one run on five hits. He struck out four and pitched around two walks.

Astros starter Wandy Rodriguez (6-7) pitched seven innings, allowing two runs on three hits. He struck out seven and walked one.

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