How the game was won: The Braves blew a 7-3 lead against the Cubs, who tied the score with four runs in the fifth and sixth innings and then won 9-7 on consecutive homers by Miguel Montero and Jorge Soler in the eighth. Those last two homers came against ex-Cub Edwin Jackson, who was signed by the Braves this month after being released by the Cubs. The Braves wasted a two-homer game from Nick Swisher, who had two-run homers from each side of the plate in the second and fifth innings, the latter capping a five-run inning that gave Atlanta a 7-3 lead.
Number: 0-8. Braves record in their past eight road games. They have lost 21 of the past 23 road games including all six on the current trip.
What’s next: The Braves will try to avoid being swept on the entire seven-game trip when they face the Cubs in the finale of their four-game series Sunday at 2:20 p.m., with rookie Matt Wisler (5-3, 4.65 ERA) facing Cubs veteran Jason Hammel (6-5, 3.38).
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