ATLANTA Here are three things we learned from the Braves' 5-1 victory over the Cubs, completing Atlanta's series sweep.
It also marked Chicago's only visit to Turner Field all season (thank expanded Interleague play for that scheduling quirk).
1. In the Braves' case, there are no small heroes just small parts
On Friday night, Mike Minor was the man of the hour, stifling the Cubs over 7 13 innings, striking out seven and walking none.
On Saturday, the Brothers Upton pulled off perhaps the sweetest sibling half-inning in MLB history, with B.J. blasting a homer to tie the score at 5 in the ninth ... only to be, uh, upstaged by younger brother, Justin, who's center-field moon shot capped the Braves' absurd 6-5 win.
(As part of that, Cubs reliever Carlos Marmol lost his job as the team's go-to closer.)
And then on Sunday, with Atlanta's big-name hitters being tied up in knots by Chicago starter Jeff Samardzija (more on him later), backup shortstop Ramiro Pena broke open a nail-b...