CHICAGO (AP) — Aramis Ramirez insists there's a simple reason why he's making it look so easy at the moment.
He's more relaxed.
He would really be at peace if the Chicago Cubs were contending for a playoff spot or at least found a way to pull out this game.
Instead, they came up short, losing 5-4 to the Atlanta Braves on Tuesday night even though the surging Ramirez set a career high with five hits.
Craig Kimbrel tied a major league rookie record with his 40th save, and Jason Heyward hit his first career grand slam, lifting the Braves to their sixth straight win.
"I wish we could win some more games," said Ramirez, who has a 12-game hitting streak.
Kimbrel worked the ninth for his 40th save in