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 ATLANTA (AP) -Willie Harris scored the go-ahead run on a wild pitch by Chicago closer Ryan Dempster with two outs in the eighth inning, giving the Atlanta Braves a testy 5-4 win over the Cubs on Sunday night.
The game got off to a scrappy start. Cubs starter Ted Lilly was ejected in the first inning after hitting Edgar Renteria with a pitch, causing the benches and bullpens to empty.
Moments later, Renteria retaliated. He smacked Cubs second baseman Mike Fontenot in the face with his right hand while stealing second. The teams stayed calm after the play, and it was peaceful the rest of the night.
Renteria left for a pinch-hitter in the fourth because of a bruise on his left hand, the result of Lilly's fastball. The Braves said X-rays were negative.
Chad Paronto (3-1) escaped a bases-loaded jam in the eighth and Bob Wickman closed for his 11th save.
Dempster (1-3) gave up three runs in the eighth.
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