Francoeur homer, Jones' hit lead Braves past Cubs

By: AP
By: AP

ATLANTA (AP) - Jeff Francoeur hit a tying two-run homer with two
outs in the ninth and Chipper Jones drove in the winning run with a
12th-inning single, helping the Atlanta Braves rally for a 6-5
victory over the Chicago Cubs on Tuesday night.

The Cubs wasted a brilliant performance by rookie starter Randy
Wells. Filling in for suspended Carlos Zambrano, he didn't allow a
hit until Jones singled with two outs in the seventh.

Alfonso Soriano and Derek Lee homered for Chicago, which
couldn't hold a 5-0 lead.
Garret Anderson started the comeback with his second homer in as
many games - a leadoff shot off Wells in the eighth. The struggling
Francoeur, a former phenom now being mentioned in reports of a
possible trade, homered off Kevin Gregg in the ninth.


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