Cubs slam Braves to end losing streak

By: Associated Press
By: Associated Press

News 12 @ 6 Sunday June 3

Chicago, IL. --The Chicago Cubs came out swinging -- and no, not
at each other.

Mark DeRosa hit a grand slam, Alfonso Soriano and Derrek Lee
added solo homers, and the Cubs closed out a tumultuous weekend by
beating the Atlanta Braves 10-to-one today to snap a six-game
losing streak.

The win came after manager Lou Piniella got suspended
indefinitely for his dirt-kicking tirade against an umpire
Saturday. It also capped a series that began with pitcher Carlos
Zambrano and catcher Michael Barrett fighting in the dugout and

Piniella, who began serving the suspension today, will find out
the length of the punishment tomorrow.

The Cubs caught a break when the Braves pushed back John
Smoltz's scheduled start to Tuesday and took advantage, jumping on
Lance Cormier (0-1) in his season-debut. is happy to provide a forum for commenting and discussion. Please respect and abide by the house rules:

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