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A grand ol' night for Cubs
Braves' hurlers struggle
The Braves didn't get their first hit until the fifth, on Andruw Jones' 40th homer, and were unable to muster much after that in a loss at Wrigley. John Thomson lasted just 3 2/3 innings, charged with five runs, and Joey Devine allowed Jeromy Burnitz's grand slam in relief.
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Cubs 10, Braves 1
Jerome Williams, who didn't allow a hit until the fifth, is lifted by a pleased Dusty Baker. (Jeff Roberson/AP)
Series at a glance:
Pitcher, slugger play hero
Having lost three straight decisions, Jerome Williams came out with a vengeance, allowing a run on three hits and going 2-for-4 with a double and a run in 7 2/3 innings. Jeromy Burnitz hit a grand slam and drove in five while Neifi Perez and Michael Barrett each added a pair of RBIs.
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TODAY'S WRAPS: August 23, 2005
ATL
Atlanta (71-55)
Lost 1
Chi Cubs 10, Atlanta 1   CHC
Chi Cubs (61-65)
Won 1
August 23, 2005
   1   2   3   4   5   6   7   8   9   R   H   E 
Atlanta
0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0   1 3 0
Chi Cubs
0 0 4 4 0 0 0 2 X   10 15 1
Standings through 8/23/05  |  Gameday  |  Braves Stats  |  Cubs Stats
AtlantaABRHRBIBBSOLOBAVG
Furcal, SS1000100.275
Foster, P0000000.000
a-Orr, PH-3B1000110.299
Giles, 2B4010003.304
Jones, C, 3B3000002.309
Boyer, P0000000.000
Langerhans, CF0000100.252
Jones, A, CF3111020.272
Kolb, P0000000.000
Reitsma, P0000000.000
b-Franco, PH1000011.298
LaRoche, 1B4000011.253
Francoeur, RF3000000.353
Johnson, LF2000110.239
Estrada, C3010001.253
Thomson, P1000000.235
Devine, P0000000.000
Betemit, SS2000001.292
Totals28131469 

a-Struck out for Foster in the 6th. b-Struck out for Reitsma in the 9th.

BATTING
HR: Jones, A (40, 5th inning off Williams, 0 on, 0 out).
TB: Giles; Jones, A 4; Estrada.
RBI: Jones, A (96).
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Jones, C; Giles.
GIDP: LaRoche.
Team LOB: 4.

BASERUNNING
SB: Furcal (36, 2nd base off Williams/Barrett).

FIELDING
DP: 3 (LaRoche-Furcal-Thomson, Orr-Giles-Orr, Giles-Furcal-LaRoche).

 
Chi CubsABRHRBIBBSOLOBAVG
Lawton, LF5120002.268
Walker, 2B4311111.300
Lee, 1B3210211.351
Ramirez, 3B4220103.303
Burnitz, RF4125124.264
Barrett, C4022114.291
Perez, SS5022005.275
Hairston, CF4010004.262
Williams, P4120012.143
Novoa, P0000000.000
Dempster, P0000000.077
Totals371015106626 

BATTING
2B: Williams (1, Thomson), Lee (40, Devine), Barrett (27, Reitsma).
HR: Burnitz (19, 4th inning off Devine, 3 on, 2 out).
TB: Lawton 2; Walker; Lee 2; Ramirez 2; Burnitz 5; Barrett 3; Perez 2; Hairston; Williams 3.
RBI: Walker (30), Burnitz 5 (65), Perez 2 (47), Barrett 2 (53).
2-out RBI: Perez 2; Burnitz 4; Barrett 2.
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Hairston 2; Williams; Perez 2.
GIDP: Lee; Lawton; Perez.
Team LOB: 9.

FIELDING
E: Lawton (2, fielding).
DP: 2 (Williams-Perez, Walker-Perez-Lee).

 
AtlantaIPHRERBBSOHRERA
Thomson (L, 3-4)3.27553204.97
Devine 0.123320131.50
Foster 1.00000103.55
Boyer 1.00000202.08
Kolb 1.03000005.04
Reitsma 1.03221104.14
 
Chi CubsIPHRERBBSOHRERA
Williams (W, 4-6)7.23113514.74
Novoa 0.10000003.58
Dempster 1.00001103.87

Pitches-strikes: Thomson 84-50, Devine 24-13, Foster 6-6, Boyer 13-8, Kolb 12-9, Reitsma 22-14, Williams 112-68, Novoa 2-2, Dempster 13-7.
Ground outs-fly outs: Thomson 7-2, Devine 1-0, Foster 1-1, Boyer 1-0, Kolb 3-0, Reitsma 0-2, Williams 9-9, Novoa 1-0, Dempster 2-0.
Batters faced: Thomson 20, Devine 5, Foster 3, Boyer 3, Kolb 5, Reitsma 7, Williams 28, Novoa 1, Dempster 3.
Inherited runners-scored: Devine 1-1, Novoa 2-0.
Umpires: HP: Mike DiMuro. 1B: Brian Gorman. 2B: Mark Carlson. 3B: Joe West.
Weather: 69 degrees, cloudy.
Wind: 12 mph, In from CF.
T: 2:35.
Att: 38,273.

Box score official statistics approved by Major League Baseball Office of the Commissioner
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