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Astros Beat Cubs In Matchup Of 100-Loss Teams

Brian Bogusevic #19 of the Houston Astros scores on a wild pitch as Welington Castillo #53 of the Chicago Cubs retrieves the ball in the eighth inning on October 2, 2012 at Wrigley Field in Chicago, Illinois. (Photo by David Banks/Getty Images)

Brian Bogusevic #19 of the Houston Astros scores on a wild pitch as Welington Castillo #53 of the Chicago Cubs retrieves the ball in the eighth inning on October 2, 2012 at Wrigley Field in Chicago, Illinois. (Photo by David Banks/Getty Images)

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CHICAGO (AP) – Bud Norris pitched six shutout innings, Jason Castro homered and the Houston beat the Chicago Cubs 3-0 Tuesday night in a matchup of 100-loss teams.

The season-ending series between NL Central clubs marks the first meeting of 100-loss team in the majors since 1962, when the Cubs played the New York Mets.

Houston (55-106) threw its third straight shutout and won for the fifth time in six games. The Astros have already matched last year’s franchise-worst loss total with one game left.

Norris (7-13) scattered four hits and won back-to-back starts for the first time since May.

Chris Volstad (3-12) took the loss for the Cubs, who fell to 60-101.

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