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Jurrjens pitches Braves past Cubs 3-0

Atlanta Braves' Freddie Freeman, left, and Dan Uggla celebrate Uggla's home run off Chicago Cubs starting pitcher Ryan Dempster during the sixth inning of a baseball game, Monday, Aug. 22, 2011, in Chicago. Both hit home runs off Dempster. (AP Photo/Charles Rex Arbogast)

CHICAGO (AP) — Jair Jurrjens pitched in and out of trouble for 6 1-3 innings, Dan Uggla and Freddie Freeman homered and the Atlanta Braves beat the Chicago Cubs 3-0 Monday night for their fifth straight win.

Jurrjens (13-5) allowed eight hits and walked five. The Cubs stranded 11 runners in the first six innings.

Uggla's two shots gave him 30 home runs for the fifth straight season. No other second baseman in major league history has reached 30 homers more than three times overall.

Jonny Venters walked the first two batters in the ninth, but got the last three outs for his fifth save.

The Cubs benched Starlin Castro, a day after television cameras showed the 21-year-old shortstop not paying attention as a pitch was thrown during Sunday night's loss to St. Louis.

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