The Atlanta Braves wrapped up their road trip in grand fashion with a 6-5 win over the Chicago Cubs on Monday. Atlanta goes 6-1 on the road trip and will return to SunTrust Park on Tuesday for three more against the Cubs.
Ozzie Albies got things off on a good note with a lead off home run to right center against Jose Quintana. The homer was his 13th of the season which ties him for the lead in the National League. Albies finished with three hits on the day including his 14th double.
After Chicago took the lead back in the second, Tyler Flowers answered with his first home run of the year, a two-run shot to put Atlanta back in front 3-2.
The Cubs retook the lead again in the third but Jose Bautista put Atlanta back in front for good with this three-run bomb into the bleachers in left field.
Ender Inciarte has been doing it with the bat of late but he came up big with his glove here taking a hit away with a nice sliding grab and then throwing a strike back to first for the double play.
“Everyone’s chipping in at different times and that’s how you put together good runs like the one we’re on.”— FOX Sports: Braves (@FOXSportsBraves) May 14, 2018
— Tyler Flowers after @Braves pick up 13th win in last 15 road games.#Braves | #ChopOn pic.twitter.com/UVIVWO2mSU
“This is a real positive road trip for the guys … it should give them a lot of confidence."— FOX Sports: Braves (@FOXSportsBraves) May 14, 2018
— Brian Snitker as @Braves head home with a 6-1 record in road trip.#Braves | #ChopOn pic.twitter.com/B8qnJJk5TN
“Something about that ninth inning. ... Blood’s flowing. Trying not to be too emotional.”— FOX Sports: Braves (@FOXSportsBraves) May 14, 2018
— A.J. Minter on getting the save in Wrigley to cap @Braves' road trip. #Braves | #ChopOn pic.twitter.com/C1uVHd8Hes
“I didn’t have my best, but I was able to bounce back after the guys gave me a couple of runs.”— FOX Sports: Braves (@FOXSportsBraves) May 14, 2018
— @Julio_Teheran settled in, helping @Braves to win over Cubs.#Braves | #ChopOn pic.twitter.com/nVGPpWLN2C