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Chicago vs Atlanta Recap - Cubs Over Braves 4-1

Atlanta struck out 11 times against Jeff Samardzija in losing 4-1 to Chicago on Monday at Turner Field.

Chicago won as a +188 underdog, while Over-Under bettors who played UNDER the total of 8.5 were rewarded at the payout window.

Jeff Samardzija earned the victory for the Cubs, throwing 7 innings of work, striking out 11, walking 1, and allowing 4 hits and 1 earned run. That effort was supported by 3 RBIs from Luis Valbuena in the win.

Atlanta got a 7-inning outing from Tommy Hanson in the loss. He gave up 4 earned runs, 1 walk and 7 hits in his time on the mound, while Michael Bourn had 2 hits in the loss for the Braves.

Chicago outhit their counterparts 7-6 in the game.

James Russell pitched the final 1 inning for the save. He struck out 0 and allowed 1 hit in his outing.