Cubs Vs. Braves Score Update: Atlanta Gets To Matt Garza Early, Builds 5-0 Lead

The Atlanta Braves jumped out early on the Chicago Cubs, scoring four runs in the first inning off a pair of two-run home runs. Matt Garza threw 44 pitches in the frame.

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Jason Heyward and Brian McCann were responsible for those two first inning homers. The Braves extended their lead to 5-0 on Freddie Freeman's solo shot in the third inning. Garza has given up a total of five hits through the first four innings; he also has six strikeouts.

Braves starter Mike Minor, on the other hand, has not allowed a hit. He has four strikeouts to go with one walk.

For updates, stay tuned to SB Nation Chicago. For more comprehensive coverage of this series, visit Cubs blog Bleed Cubbie Blue and Braves blog Talking Chop. For more MLB coverage, check out Baseball Nation as well as MLB Daily Dish.

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