I suppose symmetry now requires a 14 game losing streak. I say symmetry is overrated.

The Braves dropped their 2nd straight game, as Kyle Wright gave up 11 hits and 5 runs over 6 innings and the Braves hardly threatened to overcome a 4 run early deficit.

The Cubs got 2 runs in the first, opening with consecutive singles, but Wright battled back with consecutive strikeouts. However, a Willson Contreras steal of 2nd put 2 runners in scoring position for Jonathan Villar, who delivered the 2 out single.

The Cubs added single runs in the 2nd and 3rd; the Braves would not answer until the 5th. Adam Duvall led off with his 8th homer of the season. Then with 1 out, Michael Harris II singled, and walks to Ronald Acuna Jr. and Dansby Swanson brought Austin Riley to the plate with the potential tying run. Riley delivered a sacrifice fly to cut the score to 4 – 2, but a Marcell Ozuna fly out ended the Braves only threat.

The Cubs scored their last run off Wright in the 6th, and a Rafael Ortega homer off Collin McHugh in the 7th accounted for their 6th run. McHugh settled down to get a couple of strikeouts in his inning, and as a positive Wright struck out 8 while walking only 1. Jesus Cruz struck out 2 in his perfect inning.

The Braves added their final run in the 9th on a Duvall double and Harris single. Duvall and Harris each went 2 – 4, as did Acuna and William Contreras. Willson will probably have more fun at the family dinner table tonight though, as he went 3 – 5, and I’m sure he won’t forget to raise the topic of the stolen base with his younger brother behind the plate either.

The Cubs take the series, and now the Braves will look to avoid their 1st 3 game losing streak of the season on Sunday at 2:20 Eastern; Ian Anderson and Kyle Hendricks scheduled.