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Cubs manager Mike Quade said before the game the team has moved past the controversy of pitcher Carlos Zambrano cleaning out his locker and leaving the team on Friday night and being placed on the disqualified list on Saturday.
"Look, grown-ups make decisions, and he made a decision," Quade said. "And that's his deal at this point, it's not mine."
Zambrano's Cubs equipment bag was seen on the truck being loaded outside the clubhouse, but there was no indication he will join the team before the end of his 30-day leave without pay. He cannot be involved in team activities while on the disqualified list.
Bourn singled in the first and moved to third when Matt Garza fielded Prado's soft grounder and threw high to second for an error. Bourn scored on Uggla's fly ball to left.
Garza's six errors lead all pitchers in the majors, according to STATS LLC. He gave up four runs, two earned, on six hits and a walk in five innings.
The Braves added two runs in the second on RBI singles by Bourn and Prado and stretched the lead to 4-0 in the fourth when Jose Constanza walked, stole second and third and scored on Bourn's broken-bat single to center.
Colvin had a two-run single in Chicago's four-run sixth. Brandon Beachy, who gave up two runs on six hits in 5 1-3 innings, was lifted after allowing singles by Barney and Ramirez and Pena's run-scoring fly ball. Scott Linebrink gave up three straight hits, including Colvin's two-run single.
Arodys Vizcaino's wild pitch to Blake DeWitt allowed Geovany Soto to score from third.
NOTES: Atlanta pitchers combined for 18 strikeouts. ... Quade said RHP Casey Coleman will be recalled from Triple-A Iowa to replace Zambrano in the rotation. Coleman is 2-4 with a 7.23 ERA in 11 games, including nine starts, with Chicago this season. ... Former Braves two-time NL MVP Dale Murphy threw out the first pitch. ... The Braves will open a four-game series against San Francisco on Monday night when Tim Hudson faces the Giants' Madison Bumgarner. ... The Cubs begin a game at Houston when Rodrigo Lopez is schedule to face the Astros' Henry Sosa. ... McCann came off the 15-day disabled list and was 0-for-4. ... The Braves placed RHP Tommy Hanson on the 15-day DL with right shoulder tendinitis and activated Linebrink. The team optioned RHP Anthony Varvaro to Triple-A Gwinnett. Fredi Gonzalez said RHP Randall Delgado will be recalled from Gwinnett to start Tuesday against San Francisco.
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