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Braves vs. Cubs Final Score: Dan Uggla Homers Twice, Atlanta Takes 10-3 Victory

I vote the Atlanta Braves have more games like the one they had Friday night. A sell out at Turner Field, lots of home runs and solid pitching always make for a good night in Atlanta.

The Braves belted five home runs -- two from Dan Uggla and one from Chipper Jones, Freddie Freeman and Jose Constanza -- and received a solid start from Mike Minor. The lefty tossed 5.2 innings and allowed just three runs on eight hits and two walks.

Arodys Vizcaino made his home debut and worked two innings. He gave up just one hit and struck out two while tossing 24 pitches. Anthony Varvaro closed out the game and struck out all three batters.

Carlos Zambrano was wild -- both around the plate and on the mound -- and only lasted 4.1 innings. He gave up eight runs on eight hits. Ramon Ortiz, John Grabow and James Russell all worked out of the 'pen for Chicago as they tried to at least keep the score respectable.

Dan Uggla was the story of the night. He went 3-for-3 with two homers, a single, a hit-by-pitch, two RBI and three runs scored. His batting average is up to .229 and he now holds the record for the longest hitting streak by an Atlanta Brave at 32 games.

The Braves will go for the series victory Saturday evening. It'll be Derek Lowe against Randy Wells. First pitch is at 7:10. 

Photographs by coka_koehler used in background montage under Creative Commons. Thank you.