Chicago Cubs vs. Atlanta Braves – Box Score – August 13, 2011 – ESPN.

Derek Lowe, everybody!

Lowe gave up a run on two hits and a fly ball in the first, then did his tightrope act for a few innings. In the fourth, Dan Uggla, who had already singled in the first, homered again to tie the score. Unfortunately, Chipper Jones‘ long fly ball bounced off the wall for a double, and he got thrown out on the bases on a groundout as the Braves blew a chance to take the lead.

Not that Lowe would have held it. Lowe got the first two, then single, single, double, it’s 3-1. After getting the first hitter in the sixth, he gave up a triple on a ball to the wall that Michael Bourn couldn’t quite hold onto. The next batter grounded to third and Chipper threw terribly towards home allowing the run to score and the batter to reach. A later hit made it 5-1.

The Braves cut it to 5-2 in the bottom of the inning when Uggla was hit by a pitch, Chipper singled, and Alex Gonzalez singled off of the second baseman’s glove. But the Cubs manager got his starter out of there — even at just 75 pitches — and the reliever got out of it with no further runs scoring.

Cristhian Martinez got through the seventh with no trouble, but after an infield single leading off the eighth things unraveled in a hurry, precipitated by Martin Prado simply dropping a fly ball for a two-base error. It was 8-2 at the end of the inning.

The Braves got a run in the eighth on a Jose Constanza groundout, and loaded the bases with one out in the ninth, at least forcing the Cubs closer into the game; Chipper hit a sac fly to make it 8-4 but that was all they got.