Perez lifts Braves past Cubs 4-2 with 2-run single in 8th - WDAM-TV 7-News, Weather, Sports-Hattiesburg, MS

Perez lifts Braves past Cubs 4-2 with 2-run single in 8th

ATLANTA (AP) - Eury Perez drove in two runs with a bases-loaded, tiebreaking single in the eighth inning and the Atlanta Braves overcame Kyle Schwarber's three hits to beat the Chicago Cubs 4-2 on Friday night.
   
Perez punched the single to right field off Pedro Strop (1-5) to drive in Kelly Johnson, who doubled, and A.J. Pierzynski, who was issued an intentional walk.
   
Arodys Vizcaino (1-0) pitched a perfect eighth, and Jim Johnson earned his sixth save with three straight outs in the ninth.
   
Schwarber, the left-handed hitting rookie, had two singles and a double - all to right field - in his first start at catcher after being recalled earlier in the day.
   
The Braves snapped a five-game losing streak.

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