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CHICAGO -- The Cubs didnt want to see a championship celebration at Wrigley Field -- not if the other team would have been whooping it up. Canada Goose Banff Parka . A late rally prevented that. Dioner Navarro hit a tiebreaking single in a three-run eighth inning, and the Cubs beat Atlanta 3-1 Saturday to keep the Braves on the brink of the NL East title. Atlantas magic number remained at one to clinch its first division title since 2005. Second-place Washington was rained out against Miami later Saturday. Either way, the Cubs didnt have to watch a celebration. "One day, hopefully, thatll be us and we can move forward from that," Travis Wood said. The Cubs are a long way from contention, of course. They have 90 losses and are last in the NL Central, with another brutal season coming to a finish. Not having to witness the Braves clinching was just one small victory. "It was nice not to have to see (a celebration) in person," manager Dale Sveum said. Starlin Casto singled off Kris Medlen with one out in the eighth, pinch-hitter Donnie Murphy singled against Scott Downs (2-1) and Anthony Rizzo hit a tying double down the left-field line. Navarro singled in the go-ahead run against David Carpenter, and Nate Schierholtz added a sacrifice fly. "They just made some good swings," Laird said. "Rizzo went out and got that ball, hit it down the line. Dioner hit that slider down and in. Youve got to tip your cap to them." Medlen held Chicago to one run and six hits in 7 1-3 innings after going 4-0 with an 0.98 ERA in his previous four starts. "Its tough, but Im a former bullpen guy, and I know how tough that job is," Medlen said. "The dudes do their best. Theyve carried us the entire year, so these things happen and nobody in this clubhouse is panicking at all or anything. Credit their pitcher with keeping the game close, too. (Travis) Woods having a great year. I felt it all game. I felt like it was in my hands, and the game was over. I had all the confidence in the world in myself and I just tried making pitches." Carlos Villanueva (7-8) relieved Wood with two on and no outs in the eighth after Justin Upton doubled and Freddie Freeman walked. Villanueva induced a double-play grounder by Chris Johnson and a flyout by Evan Gattis. Pedro Strop struck out the side in the ninth for his first save in four chances. Atlanta went ahead in the fourth when Freeman walked and scored on Gattis single. But B.J. Upton also struck out looking with the bases loaded to end the rally. Wood settled down after that, allowing one run, five hits and four walks in seven innings with seven strikeouts. "I had pretty command of most my pitches, being able to locate my fastball and getting the cutter on their hands and get some early swings and some quick outs," Wood said. "Just that last inning kind of got away from me quick. I really wanted to go out there and finish it strong and maybe overtried a little bit and left a pitch over that Upton could hit and Freeman battled me." NOTES: Braves manager Fredi Gonzalez said OF Jason Heyward "was feeling great," a day after Heyward returned from the disabled list. Heyward was not in the lineup on Saturday after going 0 for 2 with a walk in his first appearance since breaking his jaw on Aug. 21 because of a broken jaw. ... The Cubs unveiled a logo to celebrate the 100th anniversary of Wrigley Field in 2014. It shows the ballparks familiar marquee and facade with "100 years 1914-2014." The logo, which will be featured as a patch on the teams home uniform next season, was submitted by Brandon Ort of New Bremen, Ohio, as part of a fan contest before the season. ... RHP Julio Teheran (12-8, 3.14 ERA) starts Sunday for Atlanta, with RHP Edwin Jackson (8-16, 4.75) pitching for Chicago. Cheap Canada Goose Jackets . -- Anaheim Ducks captain and leading scorer Ryan Getzlaf has been scratched from Sunday nights game against the Vancouver Canucks because of an upper-body injury. Canada Goose Expedition Parka Mens . At a Manhattan federal court hearing, attorney Jordan Siev said his law office has gotten more evidence nearly every day to support its lawsuit accusing MLB and Selig of going on a "witch hunt" to ruin Rodriguezs reputation and career. He said the defendants went "way over the line. http://www.canadagoosejacketsalesca.com/canada-goose-jacket.html . -- Jakob Silfverberg is making himself right at home with the Anaheim Ducks, scoring four goals in his first four games.LOUDON, N.H. -- Kyle Busch needed some OT to grab that checkered flag. Once he did, he bowed twice to the crowd. He could have done it one more time -- one for each green-white-checkered finish he needed to survive to win at New Hampshire Motor Speedway. Busch dominated in regulation, then proved he had the car to beat in three attempts of NASCARs version of overtime to win the Nationwide Series race. Busch needed to drive 213 laps of a scheduled 200-lap race to win his seventh race of the season. He snapped a four-race winless streak and won his 58th career Nationwide race. He had enough fuel left in the tank to win from the pole for the fourth time this season. Busch then used it all up with one big burnout. "We didnt want to have those late restarts," Busch said. "We felt like we had just enough fuel to make it to the end." Who knew theyd need every drop? The bonus racing stretched just about every car on the track. Not everyone made it. Brian Vickers ran out of gas just as he crossed the finish line. Busch pitted for the final time two laps after Vickers, on lap 119. He tried to conserve fuel through various methods and pad his stats for total laps led. He passed the 12,000 mark in career laps led and has 12,085 now. "Its just about being out front and setting your own pace," Busch said. "Its kind of like minding your own business. I like everyone away from me and to be doing my own thing." Joe Gibbs Racing drivers Busch (141), Vickers (63) and Matt Kenseth (nine) led every lap in the race. Vickers was second and Austin Dillon third. Brian Scott and Michael Annett round out the top five. "Finally, nothing stupid happened and we kept ourr nose clean and brought home a top-five," Annett said. Canada Goose Coats Canada. Nothing stupid, just wild. Busch had been the car to beat and seemed like he could put the No. 54 Toyota on cruise control heading into Victory Lane. Then the real fun started. Chad Hackenbracht spun out with two laps left of the scheduled finish, setting up the first G-W-C. No sooner did they restart, than Landon Cassill ran out of fuel and stalled on the track. The caution came out and Mike Wallace pushed Cassill out of the way. There was a four-car wreck on lap 206 that brought out the caution flag yet again. Parker Kligermans car was stuck in the infield mud for a bit after the accident. Elliott Sadler then spun on the lap 212 but, this time, the caution did not come out and Busch finally pulled away for good. His four wins from the pole matched Sam Ards record set in 1983. "Every time I get in Victory Lane, theres some sort of record I tie or break," Busch said. Busch is still trying to find the same success in the Sprint Cup series. He has two wins this season and 26 in 311 career starts. He has 58 wins in 258 Nationwide starts. "Itd certainly be nice to have those numbers in the Cup series, but for whatever reason, it hasnt quite worked out that way yet," he said. "For some reason, Jimmie Johnsons doing it. Hes the guy over there that does all those numbers and I can do it here. Maybe one day we should swap rides." Maybe not Sunday at New Hampshire. Busch starts fourth and Johnson is 43rd after his qualifying time was tossed out because he failed inspection. Regan Smith, who finished eighth, has a five-point lead in the Nationwide standings over Sam Hornish Jr. Wholesale Jerseys China ' ' '
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