Chi. Cubs 4, Atlanta 1

Boxscore | Recap
Monday, July 2, 2012 7:10 PM
Location - Turner Field
Temperature - 91°
Umpires - Home Plate - Jim Joyce, First Base - Mike DiMuro, Second Base - Jim Reynolds, Third Base - James Hoye,
Attendance - 22292

Final Scoring Summary

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

Team Records

Team W/L Home Away Streak
Chi. Cubs 30-49 19-20 11-29 W4
Atlanta 41-38 18-21 23-17 L2

Recap


Cubs 4, Braves 1: Luis Valbuena’s bases-loaded double in the seventh snapped a tie, leading visiting Chicago to its sixth victory in seven games.

Chicago starter Jeff Samardzija (6-7) struck out a career-high 11 in seven innings, allowing just four hits and one run with one walk. Chicago has won a season-high four games in a row.

Valbuena broke up a pitchers' duel by lining his second double of the game to deep right field, scoring Bryan LaHair, Steve Clevenger and Darwin Barney to put the Cubs ahead 4-1.

Anthony Rizzo belted his second homer in six games leading off the top of the fourth, giving the Cubs a 1-0 lead.

Atlanta’s Dan Uggla reached on an infield single with two outs in the second for the Braves first hit. Atlanta did not record another hit until Michael Bourn’s double to left with two outs in the sixth. Martin Prado followed with a single to left, scoring Bourn and tying the game at 1.

LaHair and Clevenger singled to start the seventh. Barney then walked to load the bases and set the stage for Valbuena’s three-run double.

Braves starter Tommy Hanson (9-5) pitched well despite losing for the first time since May 28. He allowed seven hits and four runs in seven innings, with one walk and eight strikeouts. Atlanta has dropped six of its past nine.

James Russell pitched the ninth for his second save.

GAME NOTEBOOK: The Braves fell to 0-11 in Monday games this season. … Samardzija improved to 2-0 against Atlanta this season. He held the Braves to just one run on five hits with seven strikeouts in seven innings on May 7 at Wrigley Field. … Chipper Jones doubled leading off the seventh, extending his hitting streak to nine games.

Top Game Performances

Starting Pitchers
Chi. Cubs   Atlanta
Jeff Samardzija Player Tommy Hanson
Win W/L Loss
7.0 IP 7.0
11 Strikeouts 8
4 Hits 7
1.29 ERA 5.14
Hitting
Chi. Cubs   Atlanta
Anthony Rizzo Player Michael Bourn
2 Hits 2
1 RBI 0
1 HR 0
5 TB 3
.500 Avg .500

Team Stats Summary

Team Hits HR TB Avg LOB K RBI BB SB Errors
Chi. Cubs 7 1 12 .206 10 9 4 1 0 0
Atlanta 6 0 8 .194 9 11 1 1 2 2

Upcoming Games

  • Atlanta will play their next game at home against Chi. Cubs. The Braves have a W/L % of .585 after a win and .447 after a loss.
  • Chi. Cubs will play their next game on the road against Atlanta. The Cubs have a W/L % of .400 after a win and .367 after a loss.