LaHair lifts Cubs over Astros in season finale

4:48 PM, Oct 3, 2012   |    comments
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Chicago, IL (Sports Network) - Bryan LaHair hit a game-winning, bases-loaded single in the bottom of the ninth inning, and the Chicago Cubs downed the Houston Astros ,5-4, Wednesday in the regular-season finale for both teams at Wrigley Field.

The matchup marked the last meeting between Houston (55-107) and Chicago (61-101) as foes in the NL Central, as MLB division realignment has the Astros beginning play next season in the AL West.

After Anthony Recker walked and Tony Campana laid down a bunt single, reliever Hector Ambriz (1-1) walked Starlin Castro to bring up LaHair with two outs in the ninth.

LaHair delivered with a single to right field on the first pitch from Ambriz, ensuring a win and snapping a two-game losing streak for Chicago.

Carlos Marmol (3-3) pitched a scoreless ninth for Chicago, earning the victory.

Justin Maxwell went 2-for-3 with a three-run home run, and Carlos Corporan had an RBI for Houston, who snapped a three-game winning streak.

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