Arrieta, Baez shine in road victory

by - Correspondent -
John Hefti-USA TODAY Sports

SAN FRANCISCO – The Cubs picked up an interesting win in the early AM hours against the Giants. Javier Baez started the scoring with an inside-the-park home run in the top of the second inning. Jake Arrieta (11-8, 3.83 ERA) earned another win, and Wade Davis pitched to his 24th save of the year.

Arrieta has been wheeling and dealing since the All-Star break, pitching to a 2.05 ERA and a 2-1 record. His use of the sinker has risen and led to more ground balls as well as more whiffs. His .154 batting average against is top ten in the National League in that time as well.

Arrieta’s run support came by way of the home run, but not the usual home run. Baez smoked a ball to the right-center corner of AT&T Park. Known as Triples Alley, Baez thought it was a home run off the bat, but it caromed off the wall back towards the infield. Right fielder Carlos Moncrief ran after it and made a strong throw to home, but just missed getting a diving Baez.

Later in the game, Rizzo singled home Jon Jay and later scored on an Albert Almora Jr. single. By the end of the fifth, the Cubs had a 5-0 lead.

Arrieta gave up a two-run homer to Ryder Jones in the bottom of the sixth inning and allowed an unearned run in the seventh before being pulled from the game. Pedro Strop finished the seventh inning for him, and Brian Duensing and Wade Davis finished the rest.

The Brewers lost on a two-out balk call last night so the Cubs are now up 1.5 games in the National League Central.

The Cubs will play their second game against the Giants tomorrow. Jose Quintana (6-9, 4.42 ERA) makes his fifth start as a Cub against Ty Blach (7-7, 4.24 ERA) at 9:00 PM CDT.

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