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Derrek Lee Returns To Wrigley With Braves

Only two days ago, the Cubs traded veteran first baseman Derrek Lee to the Atlanta Braves for three pitching prospects.

As the schedule would have it, the Braves are in town for their only time in 2010 this weekend. Lee is expected to start at first base for Atlanta and bat cleanup.

The Braves lead the NL East by 2.5 games over the Phillies. The Cubs are 4-18 since July 26 and stand 20.5 games behind the front-running Cincinnati Reds in the NL Central.

Ryan Dempster will face Jair Jurrjens in this afternoon's contest, which begins at 1:20 CDT and will be televised on CSN Chicago.