Atlanta 4, Chi. Cubs 1

Date - Friday, April 5, 2013 7:30 PM
Location - Turner Field
Temperature - 62°
Umpires - Home Plate - Dan Bellino, First Base - Ted Barrett, Second Base - Alfonso Marquez, Third Base - Mike DiMuro,
Attendance - 33443

Final Scoring Summary

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

Team Records

Team W/L Home Away Streak
Chi. Cubs 2-2 0-0 2-2 L1
Atlanta 3-1 3-1 0-0 W1

Recap


Braves 4, Cubs 1: Mike Minor pitched into the eighth inning and Justin Upton homered for the third time in four games as host Atlanta won the opener of a three-game series.

Rookie Evan Gattis finished with three hits as the Braves won for the third time in four games. Minor (1-0) allowed five hits and one run in 7 1/3 innings, with no walks and seven strikeouts.

Upton connected in the first, a line-drive to left center off Chicago starter Scott Feldman (0-1). Feldman allowed four runs on five hits, walked four and struck out one in 4 2/3 innings.

Scott Hairston hit a solo homer off Minor in the fifth to bring the Cubs within 2-1. Juan Francisco pushed the Braves’ advantage to 4-1 in the bottom of the inning, singling to left to score Jason Heyward and B.J. Upton.

Craig Kimbrel pitched a perfect ninth for his second save.

GAME NOTEBOOK: Minor improved to 5-0 lifetime against the Cubs. … Chicago 1B Anthony Rizzo went 0-for-3 with three strikeouts, dropping his average to .083. … Upton drove in his fifth run in the third on a sacrifice fly to right.

Top Game Performances

Starting Pitchers
Chi. Cubs   Atlanta
Scott Feldman Player Mike Minor
Loss W/L Win
4.2 IP 7.1
1 Strikeouts 7
5 Hits 5
7.71 ERA 1.23
Hitting
Chi. Cubs   Atlanta
Dioner Navarro Player Evan Gattis
1 Hits 3
0 RBI 0
0 HR 0
1 TB 3
1.000 Avg .750

Team Stats Summary

Team Hits HR TB Avg LOB K RBI BB SB Errors
Chi. Cubs 5 1 9 .172 5 9 1 0 0 1
Atlanta 6 1 9 .200 14 6 4 4 3 0

Upcoming Games

  • Atlanta will play their next game at home against Chi. Cubs. The Braves have a W/L % of .667 after a win and 1.000 after a loss.
  • Chi. Cubs will play their next game on the road against Atlanta. The Cubs have a W/L % of .000 after a win and 1.000 after a loss.