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@ Mil
L 0-7
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vs. Atl
L 2-5
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Atl 4 - 13 ChC
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vs. Atl
4:08 PM PT5:08 PM MT6:08 PM CT7:08 PM ET19:08 ET23:08 GMT7:08 4:08 PM MST6:08 PM EST6:38 PM VEN3:08 UAE (+1)5:08 PM CT
vs. NYM
4:40 PM PT5:40 PM MT6:40 PM CT7:40 PM ET19:40 ET23:40 GMT7:40 4:40 PM MST6:40 PM EST7:10 PM VEN3:40 UAE (+1)5:40 PM CT

Bryant, Contreras lead Cubs over Braves in Kazmar's return

CHICAGO (AP) Kris Bryant and Willson Contreras each homered twice, and the Chicago Cubs beat the Braves 13-4 Saturday on an afternoon when Atlanta returned Sean Kazmar Jr. to the major leagues for the first time in 13 years.

Javier Baez and David Bote also homered for the Cubs. who stopped a three-game losing streak. Chicago entered hitting a major league-worst .166 and then took an 11-0 lead in the fifth.

Atlanta selected the contract of Kazmar, a 36-year-old infielder, from its alternate training site before the game. He pinch hit in the fifth inning grounded into a 4-6-3 double play.

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Leaders
AVG: W. Contreras.257
HR: K. Bryant3
RBI: J. Báez8
SB: J. Báez4
W: J. Arrieta2
ERA: J. Arrieta3.18
Saves: C. Kimbrel3
K: J. Arrieta14
NL Central
TeamWLPctGB
Cincinnati 85.615-
Milwaukee 76.5381
St. Louis 67.4622
Chi Cubs 68.4292.5
Pittsburgh 68.4292.5
Full Standings
General Batting (Rank)
AVG: .166 (30)
Runs: 34 (29)
Hits: 65 (29)
Home Runs: 14 (21)
Stolen Bases: 8 (7)
OBP: .267 (30)
SLG: .307 (30)
Total Bases: 120 (29)
General Pitching (Rank)
Earned Run Average: 4.42 (17)
Runs Allowed: 57 (15)
Saves: 4 (9)
Strikeouts: 127 (10)
OpBA: .229 (11)
OBP: .339 (25)
SLG: .354 (8)
Run Support: 2.68 (30)
Transactions
Date Player Transactions
4/17 J. Steele Sent to Minors
4/17 P. Strop Outrighted to Minors (returned as Replacement Player)
4/17 D. Winkler Removed From 10-Day IL (COVID-19 protocol for exposure)
4/17 B. Workman Removed From 10-Day IL (COVID-19 protocol for exposure)
4/16 M. Duffy Removed From 10-Day IL (COVID-19 protocol for exposure)
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Injuries
Date Player Status
4/13 M. Duffy COVID-19 protocol for exposure (10-day IL)
4/12 J. Adam COVID-19 protocol for exposure (10-day IL)
4/12 D. Winkler COVID-19 protocol for exposure (on 10-day IL)
4/12 B. Workman COVID-19 protocol for exposure (on 10-day IL)
3/29 J. Holder Strained right shoulder (on 10-day IL)
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