Johnson hits 2 HRs, Minor homers, Braves beat Cubs - Tri-State News, Weather & Sports

Johnson hits 2 HRs, Minor homers, Braves beat Cubs

CHICAGO (AP) -

Chris Johnson homered twice and pitcher Mike Minor hit his second career home run, leading the Atlanta Braves over the Chicago Cubs 11-6 on Saturday.

Johnson and Justin Upton each drove in four runs for the Braves. Johnson and Minor homered and Upton hit a three-run double as Atlanta scored six times in the fourth inning for a 9-3 lead.

Minor (3-5) allowed six runs and 11 hits in six innings. He improved to 6-0 in his career against the Cubs.

The Braves won for the second time in seven games.

Chris Coghlan hit two doubles and drove in three runs for the Cubs, who have lost seven of nine.

Edwin Jackson (5-10) lasted just 3 2-3 innings after giving nine runs, seven hits and three home runs.

(Copyright 2014 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.)

  • SPORTSMore>>

  • Brain disease seen in most football players in large report

    Brain disease seen in most football players in large report

    Tuesday, July 25 2017 11:36 AM EDT2017-07-25 15:36:39 GMT
    Wednesday, July 26 2017 6:15 PM EDT2017-07-26 22:15:58 GMT
    Research on the brains of 202 former football players shows brain disease in most.More >>
    Research on the brains of 202 former football players shows brain disease in most.More >>
  • Otters Wallop Beach Bums with Monster 4th Inning

    Otters Wallop Beach Bums with Monster 4th Inning

    Wednesday, July 26 2017 12:21 AM EDT2017-07-26 04:21:42 GMT
    The Evansville Otters made history in a 17-0 win Tuesday against the Traverse City Beach Bums by setting a franchise record and tying a Frontier League mark by scoring 15 runs in the bottom of the fourth inning. Evansville’s Luc Rennie allowed one hit and struck out four Beach Bums through three innings. With the game still scoreless in the fourth, the Otters took off. Nick Walker singled to lead off and stole second base. Christopher Riopedre singled to center field, scoring...More >>
    The Evansville Otters made history in a 17-0 win Tuesday against the Traverse City Beach Bums by setting a franchise record and tying a Frontier League mark by scoring 15 runs in the bottom of the fourth inning. Evansville’s Luc Rennie allowed one hit and struck out four Beach Bums through three innings. With the game still scoreless in the fourth, the Otters took off. Nick Walker singled to lead off and stole second base. Christopher Riopedre singled to center field, scoring...More >>
  • Deaconess Classic Continues at Wesselman Park

    Deaconess Classic Continues at Wesselman Park

    Wednesday, July 26 2017 12:17 AM EDT2017-07-26 04:17:04 GMT
    Out at Wesselman Park, the USTA Women's Hospital Deaconess Classic continues.  The main singles draw of 32 got going today, with 6 matches, plus a couple doubles matches.  Number-one seed, Caitlin Whoriskey advanced in straight sets, as well as 3-seed Kennedy Shaffer.  The rest of the first-round singles and doubles matches are tomorrow.  There are 10 singles matches, that will include Memorial alum, Makenzie Myers, who is in the tournament, as a wil...More >>
    Out at Wesselman Park, the USTA Women's Hospital Deaconess Classic continues.  The main singles draw of 32 got going today, with 6 matches, plus a couple doubles matches.  Number-one seed, Caitlin Whoriskey advanced in straight sets, as well as 3-seed Kennedy Shaffer.  The rest of the first-round singles and doubles matches are tomorrow.  There are 10 singles matches, that will include Memorial alum, Makenzie Myers, who is in the tournament, as a wil...More >>
Powered by Frankly