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Maholm strong on mound again as Cubs top Braves

10:16 PM, Jul 4, 2012   |    comments
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Atlanta, GA (Sports Network) - Paul Maholm tossed six solid innings and the Chicago Cubs topped the Braves, 5-1, in the third portion of a four-game series.

Maholm (6-6) pitched his second straight strong outing, allowing one run on eight hits and a walk while striking out five. The 30-year--old left-hander pitched 8 1/3 scoreless against Houston in his last start.

Bryan LaHair, Jeff Baker and Anthony Rizzo hit solo home runs for the Cubs, who have won seven of their last nine. For Rizzo, it was his third home run in 31 at-bats since being recalled on June 26.

Randall Delgado (4-9) was lost his fourth straight decision for the Braves after allowing three runs on seven hits and two walks in six-plus innings. He struck out five.

Michael Bourn picked up three hits, including a double and triple, but Atlanta lost for the fifth times in its last seven games.

 

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