Ankiel Leads Braves To Another Comeback Win

CHICAGO (AP) — Rick Ankiel hit a bases-loaded triple off a wild Carlos Marmol with two out in the ninth inning, sending 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 before his first at-bat and went 0 for 4 in his first game with Atlanta. The big first baseman struck out, flied out and lined out against best buddy Ryan Dempster before striking out against Marmol for the first out of the ninth.