ATLANTA (AP) - Randy Wells pitched six scoreless innings, Carlos
Marmol stranded two baserunners in the ninth inning and the Chicago
Cubs beat the Atlanta Braves 2-0 on Thursday night.
Rookie Tyler Colvin and Marlon Byrd homered for Chicago, which
had only four hits.
Wells, who combined with four relievers on the eight-hit
shutout, outpitched Tommy Hanson in a matchup of top 2009 rookies.
The Cubs avoided a three-game sweep.
Atlanta's Chipper Jones left the game after the third inning
with a sore right side and is listed as day to day.
John Grabow, who gave up Jones' two-run homer in the eighth
inning of the Braves' 3-2 win on Wednesday night, was called on in
the eighth again.
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