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Carlos Pena slides in safely with a steal of second in front of the tag by Atlanta Braves second baseman Dan Uggla.

Rick West | Staff Photographer

Chicago Cubs second baseman Darwin Barney throws out Brian McCann.

Rick West | Staff Photographer

Atlanta Braves third baseman Chipper Jones signs autographs before Thursday's game at Wrigley Field in Chicago.

Rick West | Staff Photographer

Chicago Cubs starting pitcher Matt Garza reacts after giving up a three-run homer in the first inning to Brian McCann.

Rick West | Staff Photographer

Atlanta Braves catcher Brian McCann is congratulated at home plate after his first-inning home run during Thursday's game at Wrigley Field in Chicago.

Rick West | Staff Photographer

Atlanta's Martin Prado is safe at first after Matt Garza drops the throw in the first inning.

Rick West | Staff Photographer

Chicago Cubs starting pitcher Matt Garza watches Atlanta Braves catcher Brian McCann's first-inning homer leave the yard.

Rick West | Staff Photographer

Atlanta Braves first baseman Freddie Freeman suggests that he is safe at first after he was thrown out by Carlos Pena in the seventh inning .

Rick West | Staff Photographer

Five-time NASCAR Cup Champion Jimmie Johnson throws out the first pitch.

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Chicago Cubs shortstop Starlin Castro tags out Atlanta's Martin Prado on a steal attempt at second while blowing a bubble in the sixth inning.

Rick West | Staff Photographer

Chicago Cubs center fielder Marlon Byrd homers in the second inning.

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Brian McCann is congratulated by Atlanta Braves third base coach Brian Snitker after hitting his second home run of the day .

Rick West | Staff Photographer

Chicago Cubs catcher Geovany Soto strikes out to end the game.

Rick West | Staff Photographer

Tyler Colvin legs out a triple in the second inning .

Rick West | Staff Photographer

Chicago Cubs starting pitcher Matt Garza lets out a scream after walking in a run with the bases loaded in the third inning.

Rick West | Staff Photographer

Chicago Cubs left fielder Reed Johnson tracks down a shot by Atlanta's in the shadows of the outfield during Thursday's game at Wrigley Field in Chicago.

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Starlin Castro and Tony Campana joke around before the game started, at Wrigley Field on Thursday.

Kristin Ackmann | Staff Photographer

Geovany Soto congratulates Marlon Byrd for scoring a home run, during the game at Wrigley Field on Thursday.

Kristin Ackmann | Staff Photographer

Pitcher Casey Coleman talks to NASCAR's Jimmy Johnson before the game at Wrigley Field on Thursday.

Kristin Ackmann | Staff Photographer

Jeff Samardzija delivers.

Kristin Ackmann | Staff Photographer

Starlin Castro takes off his necklace before the game.

Kristin Ackmann | Staff Photographer

Starting pitcher Matt Garza delivers.

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Marlon Byrd homers.

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Darwin Barney makes contact.

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Starlin Castro strikes out to end an inning.

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Carlos Pena speaks with third base coach Ivan DeJesus.

Kristin Ackmann | Staff Photographer

Gallery updated: 8/27/2011 12:24 PM

About this Gallery

The Chicago Cubs were defeated by the Atlanta Braves 8-3 at Wrigley Field in Chicago on Thursday afternoon. The pitching matchup featured Matt Garza starting for the Cubs and Brandon Beachy starting for the Braves. Catcher Brian McCann homered twice for Atlanta, while outfielderMarlon Byrd homered for Chicago.
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