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Close Call for Cubs
CHICAGO (AP) -- Aramis Ramirez had three hits and two RBIs, Tom Gorzelanny pitched seven strong innings and the Chicago Cubs held on to beat the Atlanta Braves 5-4 on Saturday.

The win didn't come without another scare for the Cubs. Reliever Sean Marshall entered with the bases loaded and one out in the eighth inning. After striking out pinch-hitter Melky Cabrera, Brooks Conrad followed with a long fly off the center-field ivy. Derrek Lee and Alex Gonzalez came around to score. David Ross was held at third but was waved in when shortstop Starlin Castro dropped the relay throw for an error to make it 5-4.

After giving up a three-run triple to Rick Ankiel in the ninth in Friday's loss, Cubs closer Carlos Marmol pitched a scoreless ninth for his 22nd save in 27 opportunites.

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