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Atlanta Downed 3-1 By Chicago - Scott Downs Takes Loss

Atlanta Downed 3-1 By Chicago - Scott Downs Takes Loss

Chicago got 1 inning of work from Carlos Villanueva en route to a 3-1 victory over Atlanta on Saturday at Wrigley Field.

Chicago won as a +121 underdog, while Over-Under bettors who played UNDER the total of 7.5 were rewarded at the payout window.

Chicago got 7 innings from Travis Wood, who gave up 1 earned run on 5 hits, while striking out 7. Carlos Villanueva earned the victory, while the Cubs got 1 RBI from Anthony Rizzo in the win.

Atlanta's starting pitcher Kris Medlen worked 7 1/3 innings, giving up 6 hits and 1 earned run while striking out 0 in the loss. They got 2 hits from Chris Johnson in a losing cause.

The battle of the bats favored Chicago as they had 9 hits, while Atlanta only had 5.

The game was closed out by Pedro Strop who got the final outs in the victory. He allowed 0 hits, 0 walks and fanned 3 batters to earn the save.