Chi. Cubs 8, Atlanta 4

Boxscore | Recap
Saturday, August 13, 2011 7:10 PM
Location - Turner Field
Temperature - 91°
Umpires - Home Plate - Jeff Kellogg, First Base - Eric Cooper, Second Base - Mark Carlson, Third Base - Tim Timmons,
Attendance - 49781

Final Scoring Summary

Final 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 X R H E
Chi. Cubs 1 0 0 0 2 2 0 3 0 8 14 1
Atlanta 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 1 1 4 12 1

Team Records

Team W/L Home Away Streak
Chi. Cubs 52-68 29-33 23-35 W1
Atlanta 70-50 35-23 35-27 L1

Recap


Starlin Castro and Darwin Barney each had four of Chicago's 14 hits as the Cubs defeated host Atlanta 8-4 on Saturday to snap the Braves' five-game winning streak.
 
Braves second baseman Dan Uggla extended his hitting streak to 33 games with a single in the first inning.

Castro and Barney both went 4-for-5 at the top of the Chicago lineup, with each singling home a run during a three-run eighth that put the game out of reach. Castro had another RBI base hit in the sixth.

Uggla's home run in the fourth tied the game 1-1 before the Cubs took the lead for good in the fifth on an RBI double by Carlos Peña. They added two unearned runs in the sixth against Braves starter Derek Lowe (7-11) to build a 5-1 cushion.

Randy Wells (4-4) allowed two runs and eight hits in five-plus innings. Lowe surrendered five runs - three earned - in six innings. He gave up 10 hits and struck out six without a walk.

Uggla finished 2-for-3 and was hit by a pitch for the second straight game. His streak is tied for 19th longest in major league history.

Top Game Performances

Starting Pitchers
Chi. Cubs   Atlanta
Randy Wells Player Derek Lowe
Win W/L Loss
5.0 IP 6.0
1 Strikeouts 6
8 Hits 10
3.60 ERA 7.50
Hitting
Chi. Cubs   Atlanta
Darwin Barney Player Chipper Jones
4 Hits 3
1 RBI 1
0 HR 0
4 TB 5
.800 Avg .750

Team Stats Summary

Team Hits HR TB Avg LOB K RBI BB SB Errors
Chi. Cubs 14 0 18 .333 22 8 8 0 0 1
Atlanta 12 1 17 .308 21 2 4 1 1 1

Upcoming Games

  • Atlanta will play their next game at home against Chi. Cubs. The Braves have a W/L % of .571 after a win and .600 after a loss.
  • Chi. Cubs will play their next game on the road against Atlanta. The Cubs have a W/L % of .353 after a win and .493 after a loss.
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