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Edwin Jackson #34 of the Atlanta Braves throws a sixth inning pitch against the Arizona Diamondbacks at Turner Field on August 15, 2015 in Atlanta, Georgia. (Photo by Scott Cunningham/Getty Images)

Former Cubs pitcher Edwin Jackson allows back-to-back home runs in return to Chicago

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The Cubs designated pitcher Edwin Jackson for assignment on July 19, and the Atlanta Braves signed him in August.

Jackson returned to Wrigley Field on Thursday, where he’s given up seven runs in 14 innings with the Cubs. The former Cubs pitcher took the mound on Saturday and it didn’t take long for Jackson’s former teammates to welcome him back.

In the eighth inning, Jackson allowed back-to-back home runs to Miguel Montero and Jorge Soler to give the Cubs a 9-7 lead.

Jackson got the loss in his fourth appearance with the Braves and fell to 2-2 on the season.

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