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Jun 27, 2011 7:42 PM by Jordan Mason

Pena, Ramirez power Cubs to 7-3 win over Rockies

CHICAGO (AP) - Carlos Pena and Aramis Ramirez each homered twice to lead the Chicago Cubs to a 7-3 win over the Colorado Rockies on Monday.

Ramirez hit a two-run homer in the first, doubled and scored in the fifth and homered again to lead off the seventh. It was his 24th career multi-homer gamer.

Pena homered leading off the fourth and added a two-run shot in the fifth for his 20th career multi-homer game. Pena and Ramirez each drove in three runs.

The longball barrage backed a strong outing by Cubs starter Matt Garza (4-6), who threw 7 1-3 innings, allowing three runs on five hits. He struck out six and did not issue a walk.

Rockies starter Jhoulys Chacin (8-5) lost for the first time in four decisions, allowing season highs with six runs, nine hits, three homers and seven extra-base hits in five innings.

Carlos Gonzalez homered twice for the Rockies and Todd Helton added a run-scoring single.

(Copyright 2011 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

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