Atlanta 6, Chi. Cubs 5

Date - Saturday, April 6, 2013 7:10 PM
Location - Turner Field
Temperature - 69°
Umpires - Home Plate - Ted Barrett, First Base - Alfonso Marquez, Second Base - Mike DiMuro, Third Base - Dan Bellino,
Attendance - 38498

Final Scoring Summary

Final 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 X R H E
Chi. Cubs 1 0 0 1 3 0 0 0 0 5 13 0
Atlanta 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 2 6 12 1

Team Records

Team W/L Home Away Streak
Chi. Cubs 2-3 0-0 2-3 L2
Atlanta 4-1 4-1 0-0 W2

Recap


Braves 6, Cubs 5: B.J. Upton and Justin Upton homered in the bottom of the ninth inning to cap Atlanta's late rally and give the Braves a second straight victory  over visiting Chicago.

Atlanta roughed up the struggling back end of the Cubs' bullpen, scoring three runs in the eighth against setup man Kyuji Fujikawa before the Upton brothers connected against closer Carlos Marmol (0-1) in the ninth.

Anthony Rizzo and Luis Valbuena hit home runs for the Cubs, who blew a 5-1 lead and wasted a strong outing from Carlos Villanueva in his Cubs debut. Villanueva struck out six and allowed one run on six hits over 6 2/3 innings. 

Justin Upton homered in the first, but that was it for the Braves until they got into the Cubs' bullpen. Freddie Freeman's RBI single in the eighth broke the drought, and Ramiro Pena added a two-run single later in the inning.

B.J. Upton led off the ninth with a blast to center - his first for Atlanta - and his brother added his fifth of the season to nearly the same spot two batters later to end the game.

GAME NOTEBOOK: Braves starter Julio Teheran, who was dominant in the spring, was touched up for five runs on eight hits in five innings. … Chicago's five runs were a season-high. … It was the second walk-off home run of Justin Upton's career.

Top Game Performances

Starting Pitchers
Chi. Cubs   Atlanta
Carlos Villanueva Player Julio Teheran
No Decision W/L No Decision
6.2 IP 5.0
6 Strikeouts 2
6 Hits 8
1.35 ERA 9.00
Hitting
Chi. Cubs   Atlanta
Luis Valbuena Player Justin Upton
2 Hits 3
1 RBI 2
1 HR 2
5 TB 10
.500 Avg .600

Team Stats Summary

Team Hits HR TB Avg LOB K RBI BB SB Errors
Chi. Cubs 13 2 21 .317 22 4 5 3 1 0
Atlanta 12 3 23 .343 14 7 6 3 0 1

Upcoming Games

  • Atlanta will play their next game at home against Chi. Cubs. The Braves have a W/L % of .750 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 .667 after a loss.