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Cubs Power Back To Defeat Braves 9-7

Anthony Rizzo helped the Chicago Cubs power back against the BRaves in a 9-7 win on Saturday afternoon.  (statliners.com)

Anthony Rizzo helped the Chicago Cubs power back against the Braves in a 9-7 win on Saturday afternoon.
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A game that was once tied at two runs a piece after the second inning, quickly became a battle of offense rather than defense as the Chicago Cubs were able to squeeze by the Atlanta Braves 9-7 on Saturday afternoon.

Anthony Rizzo helped the Cubs get on the board in the bottom of the first when he grounded out to send Dexter Fowler home for a 1-0 game.

In the top of the second, Nick Swisher hit a two run homer on a fly ball to left center for a Braves 2-1 lead. The Cubs tied it up at two on the bottom of the inning with a RBI single by Addison Russell.

Anthony Rizzo was able to help the Cubs break the tie with a solo homerun on a fly ball to left center for a 3-2 Chicago lead.

The Braves were able to get runners in scoring position in the top of the fifth and chased Dan Haren after just four and a third innings. A RBI single by Freddie Freeman then sent home Markakis for a 3-3 game and then A.J. Pierzynski hit a two run single for a 5-3 lead. Nick Swisher’s second homer of the day came on a fly ball to left for a 7-3 lead, making him successful on both sides of the plate.

But, that lead would soon be cut down in the bottom of the inning as Kris Bryant hit a two run double and then Miguel Montero hit a RBI double for a 7-6 ballgame.

In the bottom of the sixth, Addison Russell tied the game at 7 with a solo homer on a fly ball to center.

But, in the bottom of the eighth consecutive homers by Miguel Montero and Jorge Soler off of the Braves’ Edwin Jackson gave them the 9-7 lead and enough to secure the win.

Bethany Cohen

Bethany Cohen

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