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Date of game: 5/10/2014

Recap: Atlanta vs. Chicago Cubs

Atlanta, GA (SportsNetwork.com) - Ryan Doumit's go-ahead RBI double broke a scoreless deadlock in the seventh inning and the Atlanta Braves blanked the Chicago Cubs, 2-0, in the middle test of a three-game set.

The Braves plated a pair in the seventh to finally get on the board.

Brian Schlitter (2-1) replaced Cubs starter Jeff Samardzija on the mound and served up a single to Chris Johnson to begin the bottom of the inning. Johnson advanced to second on B.J. Upton's sacrifice bunt and Andrelton Simmons followed with a base hit to put runners on the corners with one away.

Doumit then sent a double that kept slicing away from left fielder Junior Lake to bring home Johnson and move Simmons to third.

Atlanta then used a suicide squeeze to eke out another run, as Tyler Pastornicky put down a perfect bunt in front of the catcher to score Simmons and make it 2-0.

Ervin Santana (4-0) fanned seven and surrendered five hits and a walk over the first seven frames, David Carpenter struck out the side in the eighth and Craig Kimbrel fired a scoreless ninth for his 10th save of the season.

"Our pitching has been unbelievable all year, keeping us in ball games," Pastornicky said.

Johnson had two of the five hits for the Braves, who have won three of their last four on the heels of a seven-game skid.

Samardzija fanned seven and allowed just two hits and a walk over six effective innings in a no-decision for Chicago, which has dropped six of its last seven games.

"It all evens out. Just keep pitching, just keep doing your work," Samardzija said.

The Cubs squandered Starlin Castro's leadoff double in the second and were unable to push across a run in the fourth after putting runners on the corners with one away. Castro flied out and following a Luis Valbuena walk, Welington Castillo struck out to end the threat.

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The Braves were 2-for-6 with runners in scoring position and left five men on base, while Chicago finished 0-for-5 and left five men on base ... Santana's ERA moved down to 1.99.

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