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|Lopez, Cubs Hand Houston Its Record 100th Loss
|CHICAGO (AP) -- Rodrigo Lopez and the Chicago Cubs handed Houston its record 100th loss Saturday, shutting down the Astros 2-1.
The Astros, who began play in 1962, fell to 51-100. Minnesota has the second-most losses in the majors this season with 91.
Colorado and the Angels are the only remaining franchises that have never lost 100 games in a season.
The Cubs, meanwhile, won for the 4,000th time since moving into Wrigley Field in 1915.
Rodrigo Lopez (6-6) didn't allow an earned run and held the Astros to four hits in six innings while striking out seven. Sean Marshall pitched the ninth for his fifth save.
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