The Braves rebounded some, winning with what beat them the day before — a strong outing from the starter, good relief work, and a few late runs.
That was too good to last. A leadoff single in the sixth gave way to a two-out double to tie it. Delgado was at 101 pitches and gave way to Eric O’Flaherty.
Kris Medlen relieved O’Flaherty in the seventh and retired three of three batters. Kerry Wood came in and the Braves teed off. Michael Bourn led off with a single, then Martin Prado walked. Prado was erased on a fielder’s choice for the first out, then Brian McCann walked to load the bases. Dan Uggla then singled to score two runs.
The Cubs got a couple of hits off of Jonny Venters in the eighth, but blew their chance with a failed bunt and a GIDP. Craig Kimbrel, typically, had two strikeouts and a popup to get through the ninth easily.