Chi. Cubs 3, Atlanta 2

Boxscore | Recap
Wednesday, August 24, 2011 8:05 PM
Location - Wrigley Field
Temperature - 86°
Umpires - Home Plate - D.J. Reyburn, First Base - Marty Foster, Second Base - Bill Welke, Third Base - Jeff Nelson,
Attendance - 37098

Final Scoring Summary

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

Team Records

Team W/L Home Away Streak
Atlanta 78-53 41-25 37-28 L1
Chi. Cubs 57-73 32-36 25-37 W1

Recap


Randy Wells pitched 6 2/3 strong innings and Alfonso Soriano homered to lead the Chicago Cubs to a 3-2 victory over visiting Atlanta on Wednesday to snap the Braves' six-game winning streak.
 
Wells (5-4) yielded two hits, two walks and struck out six to keep the Braves off the board until the last batter he faced - Chipper Jones - broke up the shutout bid with a two-out solo homer in the seventh.
 
Alex Gonzalez homered against Kerry Wood in the eighth to cut the deficit to 3-2, but Carlos Marmol was able to close the door in the ninth for his 30th save despite hitting leadoff batter Dan Uggla.
 
The Cubs grabbed a 3-0 lead in the second against Derek Lowe (8-12) on a two-run homer by Soriano and an RBI groundout by Wells.
 
Lowe gave up three runs (two earned) on four hits in seven innings. He struck out six and walked four.

Top Game Performances

Starting Pitchers
Atlanta   Chi. Cubs
Derek Lowe Player Randy Wells
Loss W/L Win
7.0 IP 6.2
6 Strikeouts 6
4 Hits 2
2.57 ERA 1.35
Hitting
Atlanta   Chi. Cubs
Alex Gonzalez Player Alfonso Soriano
1 Hits 1
1 RBI 2
1 HR 1
4 TB 4
.333 Avg .500

Team Stats Summary

Team Hits HR TB Avg LOB K RBI BB SB Errors
Atlanta 3 2 9 .100 10 9 2 3 0 2
Chi. Cubs 5 1 8 .172 15 6 3 5 3 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 .486 after a loss.
  • Atlanta will play their next game on the road against Chi. Cubs. The Braves have a W/L % of .590 after a win and .604 after a loss.
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