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Soriano's pose at the plate may have angered Braves left-hander Francisley Bueno, making his major league debut, to throw a pitch behind Soriano's head in the ninth. Bueno immediately was ejected by plate umpire Ed Rapuano.
"We've got pitchers who can do that to the other team, too," Soriano said. "They do that to us, why can't we do that to them?"
Soto hit a two-run homer off Bueno earlier in the ninth.
"That's part of the game," Soto said of the pitch behind Soriano's head. "You have to live with that stuff. It's been around since the beginning of the game."
Marquis (8-7) gave up two runs and six hits in 5 1-3 innings for his first win against the Braves, his first major league team. Marquis had been 0-3 with a 14.04 ERA in his first four starts against them.
Bobby Cox was ejected by third base umpire Joe West in the top of the fifth. Cox never left the dugout but complained when West halted play for the lights to be turned on after Braves reliever Vladimir Nunez warmed up. Cox has been ejected a record 142 times, seven this season.
Soto, who finished 3-for-5 with four RBIs, hit a two-run double in the second against Charlie Morton (3-6) and the two-run homer in the ninth off Bueno.
Edmonds hit a two-run, opposite-field homer to left in the third and had an RBI in the three-run fifth.
Notes: The Cubs swept a doubleheader at St. Louis on June 8, 1992. ... Morton is 0-5 with a 9.00 ERA in six home starts. ... The Braves had a pregame tribute before the night game for late broadcaster Skip Caray. Six of his grandchildren threw out the first pitch, and the team unveiled a sign proclaiming the Skip Caray Broadcast Booth. Caray was 68 when he died at his home on Aug. 3. ... 3B Chipper Jones missed the second game with a stomach virus.
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