Braves stay hot, top Cubs

Brian McCann hit a pair of homers and drove in 3, in the finale game series.

Michael Bourn and Martin Prado both scored twice for the Braves, who won three games in the set to move within six games of the NL East-leading Phillies.

Brandon Beachy (7-2) allowed three runs -- two earned -- on six hits over six innings to improve to 4-0 over his last seven starts. He struck out eight for Atlanta, which has won nine of its last 11 games.

Marlon Byrd hit a solo homer for the Cubs, who went 3-4 on a seven-game homestand.

Matt Garza (6-10) gave up six runs -- three earned -- on eight hits over five full frames to take the loss. He struck out six and walked two for Chicago, which committed four errors in the game.