CHICAGO (AP) – Kris Bryant and Willson Contreras each, and the Chicago Cubs beat the Braves 13-4 Saturday on an afternoon when Atlanta returned Sean Kazmar Jr. to the for the first time in 13 years. Javier . Who stopped a three-game . Chicago entered, hitting a in the fifth.
Atlanta selected the contract of Kazmar, a 36-year-old infielder, from its alternate training site before the game. He in the fifth inning, grounded into a 4-6-3 double play.
Kazmar had not played in the major leagues since Sept. 23, 2008, with the Padres. He appeared in 19 games that season for his only significant league action and had since played in Triple-A for the Padres, Seattle Mariners, New , Braves, and Double-A for the Mets – a total of 1,106 minor league games. According to Elias Sports Bureau, the gap between big-league appearances was the greatest since that of right-hander Ralph Winegarner. Winegarner played on June 23, 1936, for the Cleveland Indians and did not return to the majors until July 7, 1949, with the St. Louis Browns – a span of 13 years and 14 days. Trevor Williams (2-1) . He had given up five runs and 10 in his previous start.
In four innings, Hector Ynoa (0-1) gave up six runs and seven hits – including three homers.
Contreras hit solo shots in the first and third innings off Ynoa, and Bryant hit two-run drives against Jesse Biddle in the fifth and Jacob Webb in the sixth.
Contreras has homered in three consecutive games for the first time in his career.
Báez hit a three-run homer off Ynoa in the third and Bote against Webb in the fifth.
Ehire Adrianza and Ronald Acuña Jr. had two, who have lost five out of seven. Adrianza tripled and scored on a sacrifice fly before Marcell Ozuna seventh.
Braves: RHP Bryse Wilson was recalled from the alternate training site, LHP Sean Newcomb (no reason given) and outfielder Ender Inciarte (strained left hamstring) went on thebefore Saturday’s game. … INF Ozzie Albies is sore, day to day, after being on a calf Friday, Snitker said.
Cubs: RHPs Dan Winkler and Brandon Workman were activated from the COVID-19-related optioned to the alternate site.. … RHP Pedro Strop was returned to the team’s alternate site in South Bend, Indiana. … LHP Justin Steele was
RHP Kyle Hendricks (0-1, 3.00 ERA) is expected to start Sunday for the Cubs and Wilson (1-0, 4.02) for the Braves. Hendricks was scratched from his start Tuesday because he felt ill. He.
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