Smoltz had a bad outing, then left with a strained groin and the Braves failed to sweep the Cubs.
Smoltz (12-9, 3.86) lasted 2 innings, giving up 6 runs on 2 three run homers, 6 hits, 2 walks, and struck out 2.
Villarreal, Ray, Franklin, Devine, Barry, Moylan, and Paronto made appearances in the game. Ray and Franklin allowed runs, but everyone else was okay.
Offensive contributors: Matt Diaz was 2-4 with a double and scored twice. Edgar Renteria was 1-3 with a walk.
The Braves will now host the Phillies, and Kyle Davies will pitch against Randy Wolf. Games are still meaningful for Philadelphia.
The Braves elimination number from the division race is one.