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Cubs-Braves: Road Woes Continue for Atlanta

Michael HicksSenior Analyst IJune 10, 2008

With a 10-5 loss to the Cubs, the Atlanta Braves fall to a league worst 7-22 on the road.

To add insult to injury Atlanta starter Tom Glavine left the game in the third with a strained left elbow.  Glavine (2-3) gave up four runs, six hits, and four walks while throwing 72 pitches in his second shortest outing of the season.

The Braves took an early 3-0 lead with a Greg Norton three-run homer off Chicago starter Ted Lilly.

Lilly worked six-and-a-third innings, allowing four hits and three runs, with three walks and eight strikeouts.

Chipper Jones made a pinch-hit appearance drawing a walk in the seventh.

The Braves cut the lead to just one in the eighth, until Geovany Soto hit a three-run home runhis 11th on the season.

The Braves have now lost four straight and fall below .500 (32-33) for the season.

 

Game Notes:

Jeff Francoeur is hitting only .240 (18 for 75) with runners in scoring position. The Cubs are now 27-8 in their home ballpark this season.

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