Cubs Throw Out 2 Runners At Home, Rally To Beat Braves 3-2

Atlanta Braves first baseman Freddie Freeman (5) is tagged out by Chicago Cubs catcher Willson Contreras (40) in the first inning of a baseball game Tuesday, May 15, 2018, in Atlanta. (AP Photo/John Bazemore)

ATLANTA (AP) — Willson Contreras threw one away, then made the tag at home plate to keep the Braves off the scoreboard in the very first inning.

Turns out, the Chicago catcher was just getting warmed up.

Contreras threw out runners at home and third during a wild fifth inning, and the Cubs rallied for two runs in the ninth to stun first-place Atlanta 3-2 on Tuesday night.

“We’ll take it,” Chicago manager Joe Maddon said.

This one really stung for the Braves, who were coming off a 6-1 road trip that propelled them to the best record in the National League. READ MORE>

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