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Astros Vs. Cubs Final Score: Houston Bounces Back To Pound Chicago, 10-1

The Houston Astros used the long ball and a strong pitching performance to pounce on the Chicago Cubs, 10-1 to even the three-game series at Wrigley Field.

After struggling with just four hits in their loss on Monday, the Astros bounced back in a big way at the plate with 14 hits including three home runs. Third baseman Brett Wallace hit a three-run home in the third inning and then left fielder Fernando Martinez added another three-run blast to blow the game open as part of a five-run sixth inning for Houston.

The excess runs were more than enough for Houston starter Lucas Harrell (10-8). The right-hander gave up just one run in eight innings on the mound, scattering six hits and striking out seven.

Chicago starter Chris Volstad (0-9) was tagged with the loss, keeping the big right-hander without a win this season.

The two teams finish up the series on Wednesday starting at 1:20 p.m. CT.

Head over to The Crawfish Boxes for more Astros coverage, and check out Bleed Cubbie Blue for more on the Cubs. Also visit Baseball Nation for even more MLB news and analysis.

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