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Cubs beat Braves, extend Miller's winless streak to 16 starts

CHICAGO, IL - AUGUST 21: Chris Coghlan #8 of the Chicago Cubs runs the bases after hitting a home run against the Atlanta Braves during the first inning on August 21, 2015 at Wrigley Field in Chicago, Illinois. (Photo by David Banks/Getty Images)

CHICAGO, IL - AUGUST 21: Chris Coghlan #8 of the Chicago Cubs runs the bases after hitting a home run against the Atlanta Braves during the first inning on August 21, 2015 at Wrigley Field in Chicago, Illinois. (Photo by David Banks/Getty Images)

Kris Bryant and Miguel Montero had consecutive RBI doubles in the sixth inning as the Chicago Cubs extended Shelby Miller's winless skid to 16 games with a 5-3 victory over the Atlanta Braves on Friday.

Anthony Rizzo added an RBI single in the seventh for Chicago.

Jason Motte (8-1) earned the win in relief, starting a string of four innings during which Cubs relievers didn't allow a hit until pinch-hitter Nick Swisher doubled with one out in the ninth off of closer Hector Rondon.

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Miller (5-10) dropped his career-high ninth straight decision. Miller only allowed two hits, including Chris Coghlan's solo homer, over the first five innings, but gave up five runs overall - three earned - after the Braves made a pair of critical errors.