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Soriano, Wood, lift Cubs over Astros 5-1

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  • Cubs left fielder Alfonso Soriano is congratulated by third base coach Pat Listach on a solo home run Wednesday during the fifth inning against the Houston Astros.

      Cubs left fielder Alfonso Soriano is congratulated by third base coach Pat Listach on a solo home run Wednesday during the fifth inning against the Houston Astros.
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HOUSTON -- Alfonso Soriano finished a triple shy of the cycle and drove in two runs and Travis Wood allowed one run in 7 innings to lead the Cubs to a 5-1 win over the Houston Astros Wednesday night.

Dave Sappelt also had four hits for the Cubs.

Wood (6-11) gave up four hits and struck out six for his second straight win. Wood has allowed only one run in his last two starts, spanning 13 2-3 innings.

Fernando Abad (0-4) gave up a run on four hits in 3 1-3 innings with two strikeouts and three walks. In his four starts this season, Abad has not lasted longer than 4 1-3 innings.

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