Atlanta 10, Chi. Cubs 3

Boxscore | Recap
Tuesday, July 3, 2012 7:10 PM
Location - Turner Field
Temperature - 72°
Umpires - Home Plate - Mike DiMuro, First Base - Jim Reynolds, Second Base - James Hoye, Third Base - Jim Joyce,
Attendance - 27834

Final Scoring Summary

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

Team Records

Team W/L Home Away Streak
Chi. Cubs 30-50 19-20 11-30 L1
Atlanta 42-38 19-21 23-17 W1

Recap


Braves 10, Cubs 3: Chipper Jones celebrated being named to the National League All-Star team by going 5-for-5 with four RBIs, helping host Atlanta snapped Chicago’s four-game winning streak.

Michael Bourn, one of four players vying for the final spot on the NL squad, lined a bases-clearing double down the right-field line to turn a two-run deficit into a 4-3 Atlanta lead in the fifth inning.

Jair Jurrjens (2-2), who did not allow an earned run in five innings but left trailing 3-1, picked up his second victory since returning from the minor leagues.

Jones recorded the third five-hit game of his impressive career, and the first since Aug. 11, 2002. He doubled home a run in the first and three more in the sixth. Jones, who raised his average to .313, exited the game after a line-drive single in the eighth to a standing ovation.

Atlanta loaded the bases in the fifth against Chicago starter Chris Volstad (0-7). Bourn ripped his fifth triple of the season just inside the right-field line, scoring Brian McCann, Andrelton Simmons and Eric Hinske to push the Braves ahead 4-3.

Martin Prado, who extended his hitting streak to nine games with a third-inning infield single, brought home Bourn with a sacrifice fly. Jason Heyward then lined his 13th homer of the season into the center-field seats to make it 6-3 Atlanta.

Jurrjens allowed nine hits and three runs (none earned), throwing 80 pitches in five innings. The Cubs took advantage of a Dan Uggla throwing error in the third, scoring three unearned runs. Bryan LaHair and Steve Clevenger singled home runs in the inning.

Volstad gave up seven hits and six runs in 4 1/3 innings.

GAME NOTEBOOK: The first pitch was delayed 1 hour, 1 minute by thunderstorms. … Jurrjens threw just 13 pitches in the third inning but faced eight hitters. … Jones also stole his 150th career base. … Volstad, who went 12-9 with Florida in 2010, is 5-20 since. He has not won since July 10, 2011, losing his last 12 decisions. ... Atlanta's Kris Medlen fired three perfect innings of relief.

Top Game Performances

Starting Pitchers
Chi. Cubs   Atlanta
Chris Volstad Player Jair Jurrjens
Loss W/L Win
4.1 IP 5.0
3 Strikeouts 2
7 Hits 9
12.46 ERA 0.00
Hitting
Chi. Cubs   Atlanta
David DeJesus Player Chipper Jones
2 Hits 5
0 RBI 4
0 HR 0
2 TB 7
.500 Avg 1.000

Team Stats Summary

Team Hits HR TB Avg LOB K RBI BB SB Errors
Chi. Cubs 10 0 11 .263 15 5 2 0 1 0
Atlanta 10 1 17 .323 15 5 10 9 1 1

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 .462 after a loss.
  • Chi. Cubs will play their next game on the road against Atlanta. The Cubs have a W/L % of .387 after a win and .367 after a loss.