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National League Game Summary - Chicago at Atlanta



(Friday, April 5th)

Final Score: Atlanta 4, Chicago 1

Atlanta, GA (Sports Network) - Justin Upton is getting used to his new surroundings in Atlanta.

His older brother B.J. is still struggling mightily.

Justin Upton smacked his third homer in four games as the Atlanta Braves topped the Chicago Cubs, 4-1, in the opener of a three-game set.

The younger Upton cracked a solo shot and finished with a pair of RBI for Atlanta, which has won three of its first four tilts to start the season.

B.J. Upton is still hitless on the year after going 0-for-3 and striking out two more times. He's now 0-for-14 on the campaign with nine strikeouts.

Craig Kimbrel worked a 1-2-3 ninth to notch his second save of the year, while Mike Minor (1-0) fanned seven and surrendered a run on five hits over 7 1/3 innings to pick up the win.

"I had the confidence going into this season that I was going to attack the hitters like I did last year and throw more breaking balls and I didn't throw any two-seamers tonight," Minor said. "It's kind of a work in process. I work at in the bullpen and then kind of bring it (two seamers) out if I need to."

Scott Feldman (0-1) made his first start for Chicago, but was charged with four runs on five hits and four walks over 4 2/3 frames. He went 39-44 with a 4.81 ERA over eight seasons with the Texas Rangers before signing a one-year deal with the Cubs during the offseason.

"I had a little trouble with my command tonight and I got into some deep counts and they made me throw a lot of pitches. That's a tough lineup there," Feldman said.

The Braves plated a run in the first and third to jump out to a 2-0 lead.

Feldman tried sneaking an 0-2 fastball by Justin Upton on the inner half in the opening frame, but Upton golfed a liner just over the wall in left-center. In the third, he lifted a one-out sac fly to right after Andrelton Simmons worked a leadoff walk, stole second and moved to third on a wild pitch.

Scott Hairston ripped a homer into the seats in left to get the Cubs on the board in the fifth, but the Braves countered with a pair of runs in the home half as Juan Francisco slapped a two-out, bases-loaded single to left.

Game Notes

B.J. Upton scored a run and stole a base ... The Braves were 1-for-7 with runners in scoring position and left nine men on base ... Chicago was 0-for-2 with runners in scoring position.

04/05 23:57:10 ET

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Scoreboard
Local
Final
NOR 6
DUR 3
 
Final
MIA 99
CHA 88
12:05pm Today
NOR
DUR
 
Final
CLE 6
TOR 4
Final
DET 2
ANA 1
Final
NYM 4
ATL 3
Final
MIA 3
SEA 2
Final
PIT 2
MIL 3
Final
WAS 3
STL 2
Final
TAM 1
NYY 5
Final
KAN 3
MIN 8
Final
CHC 2
CIN 8
Final
TEX 2
CWS 16
Final
OAK 4
HOU 1
Final
LOS 4
ARI 1
Final
COL 9
PHI 10
Final
SDP 3
SFG 4
Final
BOS 6
BAL 5
11:05am Today
BOS
BAL
 
7:05pm Tonight
PIT
CIN
 
7:05pm Tonight
CLE
KAN
 
7:05pm Tonight
WAS
ANA
 
7:08pm Tonight
DET
CWS
 
7:10pm Tonight
ATL
MIA
 
7:10pm Tonight
NYM
STL
 
8:05pm Tonight
CHC
ARI
 
8:10pm Tonight
MIL
SDP
 
8:40pm Tonight
COL
SFG
 
10:05pm Tonight
OAK
TEX
 
10:10pm Tonight
SEA
HOU
 
10:10pm Tonight
LOS
PHI
 
Final
SAN 90
DAL 85
Final
MIA 99
CHA 88
Final
CHI 93
WAS 102
Final
HOU 120
POR 122
8:00pm Tonight
OKC
MEM
10:30pm Tonight
LAC
GSW
Final
NYR 2
PHI 4
Final
BOS 4
DET 1
Final
MON 3
TAM 2
Final
SJS 7
LOS 2
7:00pm Tonight
MIN
COL
7:00pm Tonight
CLB
PIT
8:30pm Tonight
CHI
STL
9:30pm Tonight
DAL
ANA
Final
NOR 6
DUR 3
 
12:05pm Today
NOR
DUR