Atlanta Drops Chicago 8-3 - Match Report

Chicago pitchers gave up 2 home runs to Brian McCann and it cost them dearly in an 8-3 loss on Thursday at Wrigley Field.

Atlanta was favored by -111 and came through for bettors backing them. The game went OVER the consensus closing total of 7.5.

Brandon Beachy earned the victory for the Braves, throwing 6 innings of work, striking out 8, walking 0, and allowing 6 hits and 2 earned runs. That effort was supported by 4 RBIs from Brian McCann in the win.

Chicago's starting pitcher Matt Garza worked 5 innings, giving up 8 hits and 3 earned runs while striking out 6 in the loss. They got 2 hits from Carlos Pena in a losing cause.

Atlanta enjoyed an edge at the plate with a 11-7 advantage in hits.

Atlanta heads into a battle against New York. Chicago, meanwhile, will have their next action against Milwaukee.