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Harang, HRs help Braves complete sweep of Cubs

Atlanta, GA ( - Evan Gattis and Jason Heyward both homered to back a solid start from Aaron Harang, as the Atlanta Braves completed a three-game sweep of the Chicago Cubs with a 5-2 triumph on Sunday at Turner Field.

Harang (4-3) struck out nine and held the Cubs to two runs on six hits and two walks over six innings. Anthony Varvaro, Ian Thomas and Alex Wood combined to keep the visitors off the board over the next two frames before David Carpenter worked a 1-2-3 ninth to secure his second save of the season.

Gattis stroked a solo homer in the fourth and scored twice, while Heyward added some insurance with a two-run blast in the seventh for the Braves, who have won four of their last five games.

Chicago starter Edwin Jackson (2-3) allowed three runs on six hits and two walks over six frames to absorb the loss.

Nate Schierholtz smacked a two-run double for the Cubs, who have lost seven of their last eight games.

05/11 16:40:34 ET