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Atlanta Tops Chicago 9-5 - Recap

Atlanta got a 9-5 victory over Chicago on Friday, with David Carpenter earning the victory and helping Braves moneyline bettors cash out.

Atlanta was favored by -135 and came through for bettors backing them. The game went OVER the consensus closing total of 9.5.

Atlanta got 5 1/3 innings from Paul Maholm, who gave up 4 earned runs on 8 hits, while striking out 2. David Carpenter earned the victory, while the Braves got 3 RBIs from Freddie Freeman in the win.

Chicago's starting pitcher Scott Baker worked 4 innings, giving up 4 hits and 5 earned runs while striking out 1 in the loss. They got 2 hits from Anthony Rizzo in a losing cause.

The battle of the bats favored Chicago as they had 11 hits, while Atlanta only had 8.