The Cubs badly needed what Keegan Thompson gave them on Friday afternoon. Facing a red-hot Atlanta squad, and with Chicago trying to end a double-digit losing streak, Thompson set a welcomed tone with the strongest start of his career. The Cubs picked up a 1-0 victory at Wrigley Field, ending their 10-game skid and halting the Braves' 14-game winning streak in the process. Per the Elias Sports Bureau, it marked the first time since Sept. 15, 1999 (Phillies over Astros) that a team with a double-digit losing streak defeated a club with a double-digit winning streak. The deadlock broke in the eighth, when Jonathan Villar hustled home from third on a sacrifice fly from standout rookie Christopher Morel.
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