ATLANTA -- There were a few scouts at Turner Field to watch Cubs pitcher Matt Garza, considered a hot item as teams approach the Trade Deadline. They got to see every pitch in Garza's repertoire in the first inning.
Jason Heyward and Brian McCann each hit two-run home runs in the first and Freddie Freeman added a solo shot in the third, all off of Garza, to power the Braves to a 7-3 victory Thursday night over the Cubs, and a split of the four-game series.
"You come down here against a heck of a lineup -- they were all hot coming into this series pretty much -- and to shut them down two days, we're pretty happy winning two games here with the caliber team they have," Cubs manager Dale Sveum said.
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