Chicago Cubs win 10 games, Atlanta Braves lose 14 games

CHICAGO — Chicago Cubs In 23 years, the team became the first to end a losing streak of 10 or greater games and an opponent's winning streak for at least 10 games. Braves Atlanta's 14-game record for majors is halted with a 1-0 win Friday

Rookie Christopher Morel The Cubs won the eighth inning with a sacrifice fly. This helped to end a 10-game losing streak that was the longest in the majors and Chicago's longest since last August 5-16, when they lost 12 consecutive games.

The Braves are the only team to experience a 14-plus-game win streak that was ended by a 1-0 defeat since 2013. This happened in 2013, when Atlanta experienced a 14 game win streak which was also stopped by a losing 1-0 to the Marlins.

Morel drove the only run against reliever A.J. Minter After striking out in three of his first at-bats he received some advice from the catcher Willson Contreras.

“It helped my concentrate on what I needed, what to focus upon with that tough lefty,” Morel said. Morel has 15 RBIs since May 17 when he made his major league debut. “Willson spoke to me and said that he didn't want me to look for things low around the plate. “Look high.

Since then, a pair of double-digit streaks has not been ended in the same game. Philadelphia Beat Houston Sept. 15, 1999: Astros won their 12th consecutive win and ended Phillies' 11-year-old skid.

Chicago had not won the 1-0 race since May 28, last year. Cincinnati. After a loss at, the Braves lost 1-0. Milwaukee April 16.

Minter (2-1), walked pinch-hitter Jonathan Villar He led the eighth. He continued on Andrelton SimmonsMinter's 2-1 pitch to Morel in dirt was not used to steal third place. Morel's 277-foot fly to center scored Morel.

Villar slid home headfirst as Michael Harris IIThe throw of's was slightly higher than the first-base line.

Chicago wearing unusual dark-blue pants and jerseys, with light-blue letters. Chris Martin (1-0), pitched a perfect 8th for his Cubs debut.

Atlanta loaded the bases David Robertson In the ninth, on two walks and a hit batter before Orlando Arcia Ground out. Robertson won his eighth save in 10 attempts, completes a 2-hitter on a day when both teams had just five hits.

Atlanta suffered its first defeat since May 31st. Arizona. The Braves' 14-game win streak this season was the longest for any team and tied the 1935 Cardinals as the third longest by a defending World Series champ.

“The first loss in June can be good when you are in the middle of the calendar,” said one analyst. Matt OlsonThe fourth deep fly was struck by a fly-catcher who may have been slowed by the wind.

“Our goal is to get the ball up in the air. We kind of got beat back there today,” Brian Snitker, Atlanta manager, said.

Keegan ThompsonBaltimore and the Baltimore Sun: Poor outings New York YankeesIn six innings of plus scoreless, he struck out nine times and allowed just two hits and one walk — his longest outing in the big leagues.

Thompson stated, “I believe there was an intentional effort for us today in throwing more fastballs.” “I haven’t seen a lot of damage done off the fastball this season and I had sort of gotten away with the four-seam fastball in the last two outings.”

Mychal Givens Arcia was struck with two to end the seventh.

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

Contreras missed out on a homer by a narrow margin on a drive off of the left-center wall, with two out in the sixth. Left fielder Adam Duvall He played the ball well and only gave up one.

ESPN Stats & Information and The Associated Press contributed to this report.

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