The Cubs didn't want to see a championship celebration at Wrigley Field - not if the other team would have been whooping it up.
A late rally prevented that.
Dioner Navarro hit a tiebreaking single in a three-run eighth inning, and the Cubs beat Atlanta 3-1 Saturday to keep the Braves on the brink of the NL East title.
Atlanta's magic number remained at one to clinch its first division title since 2005. Second-place Washington hosted Miami later Saturday.
Either way, the Cubs didn't have to watch a celebration.
''One day, hopefully, that'll be us and we can move forward from that,'' Travis Wood said.
The Cubs are a long way from contention, of course. They have 90 losses and are last in the NL Central, with another brutal season coming to a finish.
Not having to witness the Braves' clinching was just one small victory.
''It was nice not to have to see (a celebration) in person,'' manager Dale Sveum said.
Starlin Casto singled off Kris Medlen with one out in the eighth, pinch...