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Braves rally past Cubs in opener

The Atlanta Braves scored three runs in the ninth inning and rallied for a 5-3 win over the Chicago Cubs in the opener of a three-game series Friday at Wrigley Field.

The Braves won this game as -145 favorites, while the eight runs went UNDER the posted over/under (10.5) set by sportsbooks.

Rick Ankiel led the way with three runs batted in, and Peter Moylan earned the win in relief. Billy Wagner closed out the ninth for his 30th save.

Carlos Marmol gave up three runs in relief and was saddled with the Cubs loss.