Atlanta 5, Chi. Cubs 1

Date - Sunday, April 7, 2013 1:35 PM
Location - Turner Field
Temperature - 73°
Umpires - Home Plate - Alfonso Marquez, First Base - Mike DiMuro, Second Base - Dan Bellino, Third Base - Ted Barrett,
Attendance - 45800

Final Scoring Summary

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

Team Records

Team W/L Home Away Streak
Chi. Cubs 2-4 0-0 2-4 L3
Atlanta 5-1 5-1 0-0 W3

Recap


Braves 5, Cubs 1: Ramiro Pena snapped a tie with a two-run sixth-inning single, and Tim Hudson pitched into the seventh inning as host Atlanta finished a three-game sweep of Chicago.

Pena finished with two hits and Hudson (1-0) added an RBI single in addition to 6 2/3 innings of one-run, three-hit pitching as the Braves capped their season-opening homestand at 5-1. Hudson struck out seven and walked two, throwing 66 of his 102 pitches for strikes.

Chicago starter Jeff Samardzija (1-1) struck out 13 hitters in 5 2/3 innings, but could not hold a 1-0 lead. Pena doubled in the fifth and scored the tying run on Samardzija’s wild pitch. In the sixth, Pena lined a single to right off Samardzija, scoring Dan Uggla and Juan Francisco to put the Braves ahead 3-1.

David DeJesus led of the game with a double to right for the Cubs. Anthony Rizzo brought home DeJesus on a groundout to give Chicago a 1-0 advantage. Starlin Castro finished 2-for-4 for the Cubs, who finished 2-4 on their season-opening six-game road trip.

Hudson settled down after DeJesus’ double, retiring 16 of the next 18 hitters. Dan Uggla added a solo homer to center in the eighth.

GAME NOTEBOOK: Atlanta placed 1B Freddie Freeman on the disabled list before Sunday’s game with a strained right oblique muscle. Freeman is hitting .417 with a homer and seven RBIs in five games. … Chicago manager Dale Sveum announced Kyuji Fujikawa will replace Carlos Marmol as closer. Marmol gave up ninth-inning homers Saturday to B.J. Upton and Justin Upton. … The Braves swept Chicago for the first time since 2006.

Top Game Performances

Starting Pitchers
Chi. Cubs   Atlanta
Jeff Samardzija Player Tim Hudson
Loss W/L Win
5.2 IP 6.2
13 Strikeouts 7
4 Hits 3
6.35 ERA 1.35
Hitting
Chi. Cubs   Atlanta
Starlin Castro Player Ramiro Pena
2 Hits 2
0 RBI 2
0 HR 0
2 TB 3
.500 Avg .500

Team Stats Summary

Team Hits HR TB Avg LOB K RBI BB SB Errors
Chi. Cubs 5 0 6 .152 15 11 1 2 0 1
Atlanta 6 1 10 .207 11 16 4 4 2 1

Upcoming Games

  • Atlanta will play their next game on the road against Miami. The Braves have a W/L % of .800 after a win and 1.000 after a loss.
  • Chi. Cubs will play their next game at home against Milwaukee. The Cubs have a W/L % of .000 after a win and .500 after a loss.