Arrieta shines, homer-happy Cubs beat Braves 8-2

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Jake Arrieta #49 of the Chicago Cubs throws a first inning pitch against the Atlanta Braves at Turner Field on June 11, 2016 in Atlanta, Georgia. (Photo by Scott Cunningham/Getty Images)

Jake Arrieta #49 of the Chicago Cubs throws a first inning pitch against the Atlanta Braves at Turner Field on June 11, 2016 in Atlanta, Georgia. (Photo by Scott Cunningham/Getty Images)

ATLANTA — Jake Arrieta allowed only four hits in seven strong innings and, backed by four homers, made an impressive return to winning form as the Chicago Cubs beat the Atlanta Braves 8-2 on Saturday.

Arrieta (10-1) allowed two runs in his answer to his first loss of the season. He also had two hits as the Cubs’ offense rolled after being held to four hits in a 5-1 loss to Atlanta on Friday night.

Miguel Montero hit a three-run homer, Kris Bryant hit a two-run shot and Jason Heyward and Anthony Rizzo also hit homers. Heyward had three hits.

Rizzo returned after sitting Friday night with tightness in his back.

The Cubs (42-18) own baseball’s best record and have won 13 of 17. They have 22 wins by five or more runs and improved to 38-2 when scoring at least four runs.

Matt Wisler (2-7) allowed five runs on seven hits, including three homers, in four innings.