Dempster Shuts Down Astros In Cubs' 9-0 Win

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HOUSTON -- Ryan Dempster struck out seven in eight shutout innings to earn his first road win in two years and the Chicago Cubs snapped a three-game losing streak with a 9-0 win over the Houston Astros on Sunday.

Mike Fontenot hit a solo homer and a two-run double and Derrek
Lee had three RBIs to help Chicago shake out a mini-offensive slump
that bridged the All-Star break.

Dempster (11-4) allowed six hits, all singles, and got his first
road win since June 2, 2006, at St. Louis. He's 10-1 in 12 starts
at Wrigley Field this season, but was 0-3 with a 4.03 ERA in eight
starts away from home before Sunday.




 
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