Atlanta Braves defeat Chicago Cubs, 5-3

Rick Ankiel hit a bases-loaded triple off a wild Carlos Marmol with two out in the ninth inning, lifting Derrek Lee and the Atlanta Braves to a 5-3 victory over the Chicago Cubs on Friday.

Marmol entered with a 3-2 lead and walked three of the first four batters he faced. After Melky Cabrera struck out, Ankiel lined a 2-2 pitch into the right-field corner.

Lee, traded to the Braves on Wednesday after nearly seven seasons with the Cubs, received a standing ovation bef...

After seven mostly happy years with the Chicago Cubs, first baseman Derrek Lee has returned to the site of his favorite memory as a ballplayer: the tiny visiting clubhouse at historic Wrigley Field.

Lee made his Atlanta Braves debut on Friday against the very team that dealt him away two days earlier. Batting cleanup, he waved his helmet as he received a standing ovation in the first inning. He then flied out on Ryan Dempster's first pitch, stranding a runner at third.