ATLANTA (AP) — Ervin Santana pitched five-hit ball for seven innings to remain unbeaten, Ryan Doumit snapped a scoreless tie with a pinch-hit double in the seventh and the Atlanta Braves beat the Chicago Cubs 2-0 on Saturday night.
Santana (4-0) overcame a rain delay in the third inning and outlasted Cubs right-hander Jeff Samardzija, who had his long winless streak continue. Samardzija lowered his ERA to 1.45, second in the NL, but he is still without a win this season.READ MORE: Marvel Star Evangeline Lilly Attended D.C. Rally Against COVID Vaccines And Mandates
Santana walked one and struck out seven. Samardzija allowed only two hits with one walk and seven strikeouts in six innings.READ MORE: Supreme Court Justice Stephen Breyer Plans To Retire, Paving The Way For Biden Pick
Braves left fielder Justin Upton is day to day with a lower back muscle bruise after being hit by a pitch from Samardzija in the sixth and leaving the game.
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