The Chicago Cubs rode exceptional pitching to a 1-0 victory over the Atlanta Braves on Wednesday afternoon. Paul Maholm pitched seven shutout innings before handing things over to the bullpen in Chicago's second shutout of the 2012 season.
Maholm gave up just three hits and three walks in his seven innings, boosting his record to 4-2 with another impressive start. The lefty has a 1.21 ERA over his past four starts, never allowing more than a single run in any of them. The Braves' Tim Hudson also pitched well, giving up just one run on five hits while walking zero Cubs hitters.
The Cubs got the game's lone run on a two-out RBI single from Bryan LaHair in the seventh inning after David DeJesus started the inning with a single before being sacrificed into scoring position. The first baseman finished the day with two hits, plus Starlin Castro hit his third triple of the season.
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