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BRAVES 5, CUBS 3

CHICAGO (AP) - Dallas Keuchel earned his first win for Atlanta,

backed by Nick Markakis' three-run homer against Chicago.

Brian McCann also connected for the Braves, who won a matchup of NL

division leaders for the second straight night.

Keuchel (1-1) allowed three runs and eight hits over 5 2/3 innings

in his second start with Atlanta. He remained in the game following

a 48-minute rain delay in the fourth.

After a long wait in free agency, the 2015 AL Cy Young Award winner

signed a one-year contract with Atlanta on June 7 that pays him $13

million.

Four relievers combined to get the final 10 outs and hold the Cubs

scoreless. A.J. Minter went 1 1/3 innings for his fourth save.

Willson Contreras homered and tripled, and Kris Bryant also

connected for the Cubs.

Chicago starter Yu Darvish (2-4) had his string of 10 straight

no-decisions snapped with the loss. He allowed five runs on five

hits in five innings. In 12 starts at Wrigley Field since signing

with the Cubs prior to the 2018 season, Darvish is 0-5 with a 6.03

ERA.

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