CHICAGO (AP) — Max Fried combined with four relievers on a five-hitter in his first major league start, and the Atlanta Braves ended the Chicago Cubs’ six-game winning streak with a 5-1 victory Sunday.
The NL Central-leading Cubs had matched their longest winning string of the season. Rookie Ian Happ hit his 21st homer, but Chicago couldn’t get much going coming off a 14-12 victory.
The Cubs also lost Javier Baez after he got shaken up diving into second base in the second inning. Chicago’s electrifying star trotted out to shortstop in the third but exited the game with one out.
Recalled from Triple-A on Friday, Fried (1-0) gave up a run and four hits in five innings. The bullpen held Chicago to one hit, helping the Braves avoid the weekend sweep.
Mike Montgomery (5-7) gave up three runs and five hits in five innings.
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