Cubs Score a Run in the 9th to Down Atlanta 5-4

CHICAGO — Jake Arrieta is doing his part to fill the gap left by Jeff Samardzija and Jason Hammel.

Arrieta pitched well into the eighth inning and Justin Ruggiano hit an RBI single with two outs in the ninth inning Friday that sent the Chicago Cubs over the Atlanta Braves 5-4.

Arrieta gave up three runs and four hits in 7 2/3 innings. He struck out six and walked three.

The right-hander is 4-0 with a 1.30 ERA in his last seven starts.

The Braves, who scored the tying run in the top of the ninth on Christian Bethancourt‘s two-out single, have lost five of six following a nine-game winning streak.

Jordan Schafer stole three bases for Atlanta and was caught stealing once.

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