Atlanta 5, Chi. Cubs 4

Boxscore | Recap
Tuesday, August 23, 2011 8:05 PM
Location - Wrigley Field
Temperature - 73°
Umpires - Home Plate - Jeff Nelson, First Base - D.J. Reyburn, Second Base - Marty Foster, Third Base - Bill Welke,
Attendance - 36639

Final Scoring Summary

Final 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 X R H E
Atlanta 0 0 0 5 0 0 0 0 0 5 9 3
Chi. Cubs 0 0 0 0 4 0 0 0 0 4 10 0

Team Records

Team W/L Home Away Streak
Atlanta 78-52 41-25 37-27 W6
Chi. Cubs 56-73 31-36 25-37 L3

Recap


Jason Heyward hit a grand slam and the Atlanta Braves held on for a 5-4 victory over the host Chicago Cubs on Tuesday.
 
Atlanta, which increased its lead to 9 1/2 games over San Francisco in the National League wild card race, broke open a scoreless game with a five-run fourth. Alex Gonzalez walked with the bases loaded before Heyward's blast to center field against Casey Coleman (2-6).
 
Alfonso Soriano hit a solo homer to start a four-run fifth for the Cubs, who also got a two-run double from Aramis Ramirez. Chicago had the bases loaded with one out in the seventh before George Sherrill struck out Carlos Peña and Arodys Vizcaino got Marlon Byrd to ground out to end the threat.
 
Atlanta starter Mike Minor (4-2) gave up four runs, six hits and struck out five in five innings. Four relievers combined to hold the Cubs to three hits the rest of the way, with Craig Kimbrel working around a two-out Ramirez single in the ninth for his 40th save.
 
Coleman also pitched five innings, and yielded five runs, five hits, walked two and struck out four.

Top Game Performances

Starting Pitchers
Atlanta   Chi. Cubs
Mike Minor Player Casey Coleman
Win W/L Loss
5.0 IP 5.0
6 Strikeouts 4
6 Hits 5
5.40 ERA 9.00
Hitting
Atlanta   Chi. Cubs
Jason Heyward Player Aramis Ramirez
3 Hits 5
4 RBI 2
1 HR 0
6 TB 6
.750 Avg 1.000

Team Stats Summary

Team Hits HR TB Avg LOB K RBI BB SB Errors
Atlanta 9 1 13 .257 14 9 5 3 2 3
Chi. Cubs 10 1 15 .263 22 12 3 0 0 0

Upcoming Games

  • Chi. Cubs will play their next game at home against Atlanta. The Cubs have a W/L % of .375 after a win and .479 after a loss.
  • Atlanta will play their next game on the road against Chi. Cubs. The Braves have a W/L % of .597 after a win and .604 after a loss.
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