Chi. Cubs 6, Atlanta 5

Boxscore | Recap
Sunday, August 14, 2011 1:35 PM
Location - Turner Field
Temperature - 88°
Umpires - Home Plate - Eric Cooper, First Base - Mark Carlson, Second Base - Tim Timmons, Third Base - Jeff Kellogg,
Attendance - 32011

Final Scoring Summary

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

Team Records

Team W/L Home Away Streak
Chi. Cubs 53-68 29-33 24-35 W2
Atlanta 70-51 35-24 35-27 L2

Recap


Carlos Peña hit a two-run homer in the seventh inning, lifting the Chicago Cubs to a 6-5 comeback win at Atlanta on Sunday afternoon.

Dan Uggla drove in the Braves' first run on a sacrifice fly but finished the day 0-for-3, ending his 33-game hitting streak.
 
With one out and Darwin Barney on first base in the seventh, Peña drove a 2-2 pitch from Eric O'Flaherty (1-4) over the right-field wall to put Chicago in front for the first time. Jeff Samardzija, Sean Marshall and Carlos Marmol each tossed a scoreless inning of relief to seal the win for John Grabow (3-0), whose throwing error had allowed the Braves to take a 5-4 lead in the sixth.
 
The Braves built a 4-0 lead over the first four innings, with Michael Bourn delivering a pair of RBI singles, before the Cubs rallied to tie the game with four runs in the top of the sixth. Tyler Colvin's two-run single was the big hit in the inning.
 
Atlanta starter Brandon Beachy pitched 5 1/3 innings, striking out eight and allowing two runs on six hits.
 
Matt Garza worked five innings and surrendered four runs for Chicago, two of them unearned. He gave up six hits and a walk while finishing with five strikeouts.

Top Game Performances

Starting Pitchers
Chi. Cubs   Atlanta
Matt Garza Player Brandon Beachy
No Decision W/L No Decision
5.0 IP 5.1
5 Strikeouts 8
6 Hits 6
3.60 ERA 3.38
Hitting
Chi. Cubs   Atlanta
Marlon Byrd Player Michael Bourn
3 Hits 3
0 RBI 2
0 HR 0
3 TB 3
.750 Avg .750

Team Stats Summary

Team Hits HR TB Avg LOB K RBI BB SB Errors
Chi. Cubs 12 1 15 .308 16 18 5 0 0 4
Atlanta 7 0 7 .206 13 7 4 2 5 0

Upcoming Games

  • Atlanta will play their next game at home against San Francisco. The Braves have a W/L % of .571 after a win and .588 after a loss.
  • Chi. Cubs will play their next game on the road against Houston. The Cubs have a W/L % of .365 after a win and .493 after a loss.
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