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Braves Take Second Game from Cubs

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And this time they did it with several of their usual starters absent.† Salty was in to catch, Prado took KJ's place at second while the latter got rid of a cold, and Escobar made his debut at third base (and will likely see quite a bit of playing time there while Chipper is on the DL).† Escobar had a terrific debut, going 2 for 4 with an RBI double.† He also had a great bare-handed stop at third, featured in the picture above.† Renteria added a couple of hits and an RBI, bringing his season average to an impressive .338.† Andruw Jones came in with one hit, a two-run homer in the ninth.† Diaz also had a hit and is now sporting a .339 season average. Chuck James added another solid pitching performance to his record.† He might have gotten the win if Yates and Prado hadn't made errors that allowed the Cubs to tie the game.† James went 6 inning and gave up six hits, two earned runs, four walks and amassed four strikeouts.† He was followed by Yates, who ended up with the win after pitching 1 inning and giving up one hit and one run (produced by the aforementioned errors).† Soriano and Wickman followed, working an inning each, and each gave up only one hit while getting one strikeout.† Wickman walked away with his ninth save of the season. For those who didn't see the game, Lou Piniella was ejected by the third base umpire after arguing a call and proceeding to kick dirt on the umpire once out on the field.† Apparently he also managed†to kick the umpire in the leg.† He has since been suspended indefinitely by MLB.† This came one day after Cubs players Zambrano and Barrett got into a fist fight in the dugout and were fined.† Seriously, they're beginning to resemble the Bad News Bears! Final Score: Braves 5, Cubs 3

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