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Braves dig the long ball
Rough Cubs debut for Miller
Making his first start since 2005, Wade Miller allowed four earned runs in three innings. He was staked to an early lead thanks to Matt Murton's homer and Ryan Theriot's RBI single, but the Cubs have now lost 17 of their last 20.
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 Murton's home run
Braves 7, Cubs 3
Adam LaRoche and Willy Aybar cross the plate on LaRoche's 30th homer of the year. (Gregory Smith/AP)
Series at a glance:
Braves swat three taters
The Braves had their way with Cubs pitchers, belting three homers for the second straight night. They had 12 hits in all, with starter Chuck James winning his sixth straight decision.
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 LaRoche's two-run homer
 Andruw Jones' home run
 McCann's two-run home run
TODAY'S WRAPS: September 09, 2006
CHC
Chi Cubs (56-86)
Lost 3
Atlanta 7, Chi Cubs 3   ATL
Atlanta (68-73)
Won 2
September 9, 2006
   1   2   3   4   5   6   7   8   9   R   H   E 
Chi Cubs
0 1 1 0 1 0 0 0 0   3 7 0
Atlanta
0 0 4 0 1 0 1 1 X   7 12 1
Standings thru 9/9/06  |  Gameday  |  Cubs Stats  |  Braves Stats
Chi CubsABRHRBIBBSOLOBAVG
Pierre, CF4220000.290
Theriot, 2B4011011.308
Ramirez, 3B3001011.280
Lee, 1B3000110.288
Murton, LF4111012.293
Jones, RF4020010.288
Blanco, C4000002.259
Cedeno, SS3010001.244
Miller, P1000010.000
  a-Soto, PH1000011.125
  Ryu, P0000000.000
  Walrond, P0000000.000
  b-Coats, PH1000010.000
  Eyre, P0000000.000
  Wuertz, P0000000.000
  Dempster, P0000000.000
Totals32373188 

a-Struck out for Miller in the 4th. b-Struck out for Walrond in the 7th.

BATTING
2B: Jones (28, James), Cedeno (15, James).
HR: Murton (11, 2nd inning off James, 0 on, 1 out).
TB: Pierre 2; Theriot; Murton 4; Jones 3; Cedeno 2.
RBI: Murton (55), Theriot (10), Ramirez (94).
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Cedeno; Murton; Soto.
SF: Ramirez.
GIDP: Blanco.
Team LOB: 4.

BASERUNNING
SB: Theriot (8, 2nd base off James/McCann), Pierre 2 (51, 2nd base off James/McCann, 2nd base off James/McCann).

FIELDING
DP: (Cedeno-Theriot).

 
AtlantaABRHRBIBBSOLOBAVG
Giles, 2B5021010.273
Aybar, 3B3110201.256
LaRoche, 1B5122013.295
Jones, A, CF4321102.261
McCann, C3112100.332
Francoeur, RF4021020.264
Langerhans, LF3000103.236
Pena, T, SS3010111.138
James, P3000014.036
  Yates, P0000000.000
  a-Ward, PH1010000.307
  1-Orr, PR0100000.243
  Wickman, P0000000.000
Totals3471276614 

a-Singled for Yates in the 8th.
1-Ran for Ward in the 8th.

BATTING
2B: Giles (30, Dempster).
HR: LaRoche (30, 3rd inning off Miller, 1 on, 1 out), McCann (19, 3rd inning off Miller, 1 on, 1 out), Jones, A (33, 5th inning off Ryu, 0 on, 0 out).
TB: Giles 3; Aybar; LaRoche 5; Jones, A 5; McCann 4; Francoeur 2; Pena, T; Ward.
RBI: LaRoche 2 (88), McCann 2 (74), Jones, A (108), Francoeur (95), Giles (53).
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Jones, A 2; James 2; LaRoche.
Team LOB: 9.

FIELDING
E: McCann (8, throw).
DP: (Wickman-Giles-LaRoche).

 
Chi CubsIPHRERBBSOHRERA
Miller (L, 0-1)3.054453212.00
Ryu 2.231102110.29
Walrond 0.100000014.29
Eyre 0.01111002.95
Wuertz 1.01000103.16
Dempster 1.02110004.72
 
AtlantaIPHRERBBSOHRERA
James (W, 9-3)7.06321613.57
Yates (H, 7)1.00000104.02
Wickman 1.01000103.09

Eyre pitched to 2 batters in the 7th.

IBB: Pena, T (by Miller).
Pitches-strikes: Miller 74-36, Ryu 38-24, Walrond 3-3, Eyre 8-3, Wuertz 6-5, Dempster 14-11, James 106-71, Yates 8-6, Wickman 13-10.
Ground outs-fly outs: Miller 2-3, Ryu 2-4, Walrond 1-0, Eyre 0-0, Wuertz 0-2, Dempster 2-1, James 6-9, Yates 1-1, Wickman 2-0.
Batters faced: Miller 18, Ryu 11, Walrond 1, Eyre 2, Wuertz 3, Dempster 5, James 28, Yates 3, Wickman 3.
Inherited runners-scored: Walrond 2-0, Wuertz 2-1.
Umpires: HP: Mike Reilly. 1B: Rob Drake. 2B: Jeff Kellogg. 3B: Jerry Meals.
Weather: 81 degrees, clear.
Wind: 7 mph, R to L.
T: 2:28.
Att: 40,584.

Box score official statistics approved by Major League Baseball Office of the Commissioner
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