By SARAH TROTTO, Related Press
CHICAGO (AP) — Willson Contreras had three hits and stole a base in his first recreation in opposition to youthful brother William, serving to the Chicago Cubs beat the Atlanta Braves 6-3 on Saturday.
Chicago gained a day after ending its 10-game dropping streak and in addition stopping the Braves’ 14-game successful string.
The Contreras brothers each began at catcher, marking the primary time they shared a discipline. They hugged earlier than the 30-year-old Willson, a two-time All-Star, singled within the first inning. Contreras then stole second base in opposition to his brother, and scored on Jonathan Villar’s two-run single.
Willson Contreras later doubled and drove in a run. His 24-year-old brother had two hits for the Braves.
William Contreras singled within the subsequent inning however was compelled out at second on an uncommon double play. Duvall hit a flyball to shallow proper that fell amongst three fielders — Contreras was compelled out at second and Duvall, who had headed again to the dugout earlier than getting pushed towards the bottom by first base coach Eric Younger Sr., was referred to as out.
Justin Steele (2-5) received his first win since his season debut April 9 in opposition to Milwaukee. He allowed two runs and 5 hits in 5 innings.
Kyle Wright (7-4) gave up 5 runs and a career-high 11 hits in six innings.
Rafael Ortega homered and Alfonso Rivas and Andrelton Simmons every had two hits for the Cubs.
Adam Duvall, Ronald Acuña Jr. and Michael Harris II had a pair of hits for the Braves. Atlanta hasn’t misplaced a season sequence in opposition to the Cubs since 2017 and must win Sunday to separate this yr.
The Cubs prolonged their result in 3-0 on Acuña’s throwing error on Willson Contreras’ single to proper discipline within the second. They made it 4-0 on Jason Heyward’s double that bounced away from Duvall in left within the third.
Duvall homered within the fifth. The Braves lead the NL in homers however have only one in two video games in opposition to Chicago.
Austin Riley’s bases-loaded sacrifice fly pulled Atlanta inside 4-2 within the fifth. Heyward made a sliding catch on Marcell Ozuna’s flyball to proper for the third out.
Braves: RHP Jacob Webb was outrighted to Triple-A Gwinnett after he was designated for project Thursday.
Cubs: OF Clint Frazier accepted an project at Triple-A Iowa after he was designated for project June 10.
Cubs: INF Frank Schwindel (low again pressure) went on the 10-day injured record. He exited within the second inning Friday after working to first on a groundout. Schwindel had the same harm throughout spring coaching that wanted three days of relaxation, supervisor David Ross stated. INF Alfonso Rivas was recalled from Iowa to interchange Schwindel. … 2B David Bote (left shoulder surgical procedure) resumed his rehab project with Iowa that was paused due to dizziness.
RHP Ian Anderson (5-3, 4.81 ERA) will begin for the Braves in opposition to Cubs RHP Kyle Hendricks (2-5, 4.95) Sunday within the sequence finale.
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