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Chicago Cubs end the Atlanta Braves’ 14-game winning streak and their own 10-game slide

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CHICAGO – The Chicago Cubs became the first team to stop losing 10 or more games in 23 years, but ended the winning streak with at least 10 games, beating the Braves 1-0 on Friday to end the Braves’ 14-game run. .

Rookie Christopher Morel hit a sacrifice fly in the eighth inning to help stop the Cubs 10-game slide from their long run after 12 consecutive defeats last August 5-16.

Atlanta’s 14 consecutive wins are the highest for the Braves since 1900, from April 16 to May 2, 2000.

Two-digit streaks have not ended in a single game since Philadelphia beat Houston on September 15, 1999, with the Phyllis skid at 11 and the Brewers’ winning streak at 12.

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Chicago have not won 1-0 against Cincinnati since May 28 last year. The Braves lost 1-0 for the second time this year after losing to Milwaukee on May 16.

AJ Minter (2-1) led pinch-hitter Jonathan Villar in eighth, Andreton Simmons advanced on the sacrifice, stealing a third without a throw on Minter’s 2-1 pitch on dirt for Morel and scoring on Morel’s 277-foot fly. In the middle with the wind blowing inwards.

Villar slid home first as Michael Harris II’s throw went slightly up from the first-base line.

Chicago wore an unusual dark blue jersey and pants with light blue letters, with Chris Martin (1-0) finishing in his first eighth with the Cubs.

Atlanta loaded the bases in ninth place against David Robertson in two walks and Orlando Arsia was a hit batter before being grounded out. Robertson made his eighth save on 10 occasions, with both teams completing two-hitters in a single day, combining just five hits.

Keegan Thompson came out of poor outings in the Baltimore and New York Yankees and hit career-high nine by allowing two hits and two walks in a six-plus scoreless innings – his longest big league outing.

Michael Givens finished seventh with two onslaught.

Charlie Morton struck out nine, walked none and allowed three hits.

Wilson Contreras narrowly missed Homer in the drive from the left-middle wall, two of the six. Left fielder Adam Dowell played the ball perfectly and caught him to single.

Bloop, that’s it

Arsia got a weird double in fifth, his shallow pop falling right on the right-field line. Five-time Gold Glove winner Jason Hayward slipped the ball 10 feet behind him.

Coaches’ room

Braves: RHP Collin McHugh rejoined the Kovid-19 injured list on June 7.

Children: 1B Frank Schwindel finished second with a low back strain while running first in a ground out. Schwindel, who slowed down three-quarters of the line, was replaced with PJHiggins. F OF Seiya Suzuki (left ring finger sprain) progressed slowly and began to swing with the bat, but was not pitched, manager David Ross said. … RHP Marcus Stroman (right shoulder swelling) resumes light throwing.

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Braves RHP Kyle Wright (7-3, 2.57) faced Cubs LHP Justin Steele (1-5, 4.33) on Saturday.

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