May 9, 2012; Chicago, IL, USA; Chicago Cubs players including Bryan LaHair (right) celebrate after defeating the Atlanta Braves 1-0 at Wrigley Field. Mandatory Credit: Jerry Lai-US PRESSWIRE
Chicago, IL (Sports Network) - Bryan LaHair continued his early-season production, knocking in the game's only run in the seventh inning to help the Cubs take the rubber match of a three-game set with the Braves, 1-0, on Wednesday.
David DeJesus singled to lead off the seventh, moved to second on Tony Campana's sacrifice bunt and third on Starlin Castro's groundout. LaHair then roped a single into the hole in left and DeJesus jogged home.
LaHair raised his average to .384 and batted in his 18th run of the season, while starter Paul Maholm (4-2), James Russell and Rafael Dolis combined for the four-hit shutout as Chicago won its third in four tries. Dolis converted his third save of the year with a perfect ninth.
Tim Hudson (1-1) suffered the setback, despite surrendering just five hits and the lone run over seven innings.
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