Brian McCann clubbed a pair of homers to back six solid innings from Brandon Beachy as the Braves blasted the Cubs, 8-3, on Thursday afternoon. Beachy fanned eight and gave up three runs, two earned, on six hits to improve to 7-and-2 on the season. Michael Bourn went 4-for-5 with an RBI and two runs scored for Atlanta, which took three-of-four from Chicago at Wrigley Field. Marlon Byrd blasted a solo homer, while Darwin Barney and Geovany Soto each knocked in a run for the Northsiders. Matt Garza was tagged for six runs, only three earned, through five frames to absorb the loss. The Northsiders head to Miller Park this evening to open ip a three-game series with the Milwaukee Brewers. Rodrigo Lopez is slated to toe the rubber opposite Randy Wolf in the opener.