It was an amazing offensive display in Wrigley Field where the Chicago (NL) Cubs beat the Atlanta Braves by the score of 12 to 11 in. Chicago (NL) won the game with an offensive outburst in the 8th inning showing no mercy on Atlanta as they plated 7 runs on 6 hits. The key offensive moment was provided by Ben Zobrist who thrilled the crowd when he doubled plating two runs. Atlanta had a chance in the 9th but they came up short. The winning pitcher was Pedro Strop(1-0) who allowed no runs in 2/3 of an inning. Shane Carle(0-1) was charged with the loss in relief. He pitched 1 and 1/3 innings giving up 2 hits and no walks. GAme 3. Chicago 8 at Atlanta 3. Cubbies now lead the best of five series 2-1 .
Javier Baez had 4 hits and 2 RBI at SunTrust Park where the Chicago (NL) Cubs beat the Atlanta Braves by the score of 8 to 5. Cole Hamels(2-1) earned his pay with a solid performance for Chicago (NL). He allowed 4 hits and 2 walks in 6 innings lowering his ERA from 5.40 to 4.44. Hamels got help from Pedro Strop who pitched a perfect ninth and was credited with his 3rd save. Sean Newcomb(1-1) was tagged with the loss. His biggest problem was control as he allowed 5 walks in 2 and 1/3 innings.