Chicago vs Atlanta Wrap - Chicago Wins 8-4
Chicago got an 8-4 victory over Atlanta on Saturday, with Randy Wells earning the victory and helping Cubs moneyline bettors cash out.
Bettors who backed the Cubs were rewarded as +158 underdogs at sportsbooks. Over-Under bettors saw the total score go OVER the closing total of 8.5.
Chicago got 5 innings from Randy Wells, who gave up 2 earned runs on 8 hits, while striking out 1. He earned the victory, while the Cubs got 2 RBIs from Starlin Castro in the win.
Atlanta's starting pitcher Derek Lowe worked 6 innings, giving up 10 hits and 3 earned runs while striking out 6 in the loss. They got 3 hits from Chipper Jones in a losing cause.
The battle of the bats favored Chicago as they had 14 hits, while Atlanta only had 12.
The game was closed out by Carlos Marmol who got the final outs in the victory. He allowed 0 hits, 0 walks and fanned 0 batters to earn the save.