The Cubs couldn’t get enough offense against the Braves and drop the series opener 5-1.
The Braves got on the board in the second with solo home runs from García and Flowers. The Cubs scored in the third on a Fowler RBI to make it 2-1. The Braves added one run in the fourth with a Inciarte sacrifice fly to go up 3-1. The Braves then added two runs in the eighth with an Inciarte RBI single and a Freeman sacrifice fly to win 5-1.
Norris got the win moving to 2-7 on the season. Norris gave up 1 run on 4 hits while striking out 6 over 7 innings. Hammel got the loss falling to 7-2 on the year. Hammel gave up 3 runs on 8 hits while striking out 4 over 5 and 2/3 innings.
The Cubs play the Braves again today at 3:10.