7:00 PM ET, August 14, 2008
Turner Field, Atlanta, Georgia
ATLANTA (AP) -- The Chicago Cubs are proving they are more than just Wrigley Field winners.The Cubs, who are tied for the most home wins in the majors, stretched their lead in the NL Central with their eighth straight road victory.
• The Cubs swept a season series against the Braves for the first time in the teams' 133-year rivalry, dating back to 1876.
• The Cubs won their eighth straight away from Wrigley Field, the first time they have had an eight-game road winning streak since 1945 -- the last time they played in a World Series. They had a 12-game road winning streak that season.
• Atlanta starter Tom Glavine, who took the loss, has just two wins in 13 starts this season.
• In their last four games, all losses, the Braves have been outscored 25-10.
-- ESPN.com research
Cubs right-hander Ryan Dempster's scheduled start on Saturday at Florida was pushed back to Sunday. Piniella said Dempster has to attend to a personal matter and won't arrive in Miami before late Saturday. Left-hander Sean Marshall will start Saturday's game. ... Hall hit for the cycle on Sept. 23, 1987, against Houston.
Regular Season Series
|1st||R Johnson singled to center, K Fukudome scored, D Lee to third, A Ramirez to second.||1||0|
|1st||G Soto walked, D Lee scored, A Ramirez to third, R Johnson to second.||2||0|
|2nd||M Kotsay tripled to deep right, J Francoeur scored.||2||1|
|3rd||A Ramirez homered to center, K Fukudome and D Lee scored.||5||1|
|3rd||C Jones singled to center, M Prado scored.||5||2|
|4th||A Soriano homered to left, R Theriot scored.||7||2|
|4th||M Kotsay homered to right.||7||3|
|4th||M Prado doubled to deep right center, Y Escobar scored.||7||4|
|5th||G Soto doubled to center, A Ramirez scored, G Soto to third on throwing error by second baseman M Prado.||8||4|
|5th||M DeRosa singled to left, G Soto scored.||9||4|
|7th||R Theriot singled to right, G Soto scored, M DeRosa to third.||10||4|
|7th||D Ward hit sacrifice fly to right, M DeRosa scored.||11||4|
|7th||J Francoeur homered to left, O Infante and C Kotchman scored.||11||7|
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|Stadium||Turner Field, Atlanta, GA|
|Attendance||36,365 (73.6% full) - % is based on regular season capacity|
|Weather||83 degrees, partly cloudy|
|Umpires||Home Plate - C.B. Bucknor, First Base - Joe West, Second Base - Ed Rapuano, Third Base - Ed Hickox|