Cubs 9, Braves 3

How the game was won: Dexter Fowler homered on the second pitch from Matt Wisler and the Cubs never looked back, totaling four homers and seven runs against the rookie in the first three innings and cruising to a 9-3 win and their first four-game sweep of the Braves in Chicago since August 1968. The Braves lost all seven games on the trip that ended Sunday and have dropped 22 of 24 road games. Wisler lasted 2 2/3 innings and fell to 0-3 with a 9.13 ERA in five August starts.

Number: 9. Home runs allowed by Braves pitchers in the past two games of the series sweep by the Cubs.

What’s next: The Braves face the Rockies at 7:10 p.m. Monday to start a nine-game homestand. Julio Teheran faces Rockies left-hander Jorge De La Rosa (7-5, 4.50 ERA) in the opener of the three-game series against Colorado.

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