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updated: 9/10/2012 11:20 PM

Triple-A call-up drives in 3 for Cubs

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  • Recent Cubs call-up Dave Sappelt watches his two-RBI double during Monday's seventh inning in Houston.

      Recent Cubs call-up Dave Sappelt watches his two-RBI double during Monday's seventh inning in Houston.
    Associated Press

 
Associated Press

HOUSTON -- Dave Sappelt scored the go-ahead run on a wild pitch and had three RBIs, leading the Cubs to a 4-1 win against the Astros on Monday night in a matchup of the teams with the worst records in the majors.

Sappelt, who was recalled from Triple-A Iowa on Sept. 1, drove in his first run for the Cubs with a double to the left field corner to put Chicago up 1-0 in the second inning.

The game was tied 1-all in the sixth before Sappelt scored on a wild pitch by Fernando Rodriguez (1-10) that bounced in the dirt and rolled between catcher Jason Castro's legs.

Sappelt came through again in the seventh, knocking a double off the wall in center field just short of the home run line to score a pair of insurance runs.

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