Arrieta dominates Rockies as Cubs even series


by - Senior Editor -
Discuss on Cubs Boards   Print   | CubsHQ Facebook ChicagoCubsHQ Twitter CubsHQ RSS Feed
<span style=Photo by Dennis Wierzbicki / USATODAY">
Photo by Dennis Wierzbicki / USATODAY

Jake Arrieta pitched eight masterful innings, and the Chicago Cubs belted three homers in a 6-2 win over the Rockies on Saturday to even the series.

Arrieta was almost hittable at times, giving up no runs and just five hits with eight strikeouts to pick up his third win on the season. Arrieta stretched his regular season scoreless streak to 48.2 innings at Wrigley Field dating back to July 25, 2015 and lowered his ERA for the season to 1.23.

Chicago (9-2) got on the board in the fourth inning when Anthony Rizzo and Jorge Soler hit back to back solo homers off of Christian Bergman on consecutive pitches. The homer was much needed for Rizzo as he was just 1-16 previously during the current homestand.

Dexter Fowler extended the lead to 5-0 on a three-run blast in the seventh. A sacrifice fly with the bases loaded in the eighth by David Ross scored the final run for the Cubs.

Colorado (6-5) got its runs in the ninth off of Travis Wood with a two-run homer by Carlos Gonzalez.

Second baseman Javier Baez got his first start since being called up on Friday and went 2-4 with a double, infield single and two strikeouts. Baez also had a slick play in the seventh where he dove and threw out Gonzalez from his knees to rob him of a hit.

Arrieta has not given up a run in his last 6 regular season starts at Wrigley Field (45.2 IP, 21 Hits, 48 K, 5 BB).

Chicago will go for the series win on Sunday at 1:20 pm CT when Jon Lester (1-0, 2.77) will face off against Tyler Chatwood (1-1, 4.38).



Thanks for visiting CubsHQ.com. Follow our Facebook page to get updates on your news feed!
Rate this Story:
0 votes

Send Feedback to Tony Crumpton: Email | Comment
Discuss on Cubs Boards   Print   | CubsHQ Facebook ChicagoCubsHQ Twitter CubsHQ RSS Feed
WATCH: Maddon yelling at the umpire "Let's Go"
WATCH: Maddon yelling at the umpire "Let's Go"
Cubs place Almora Jr. on family medical emergency list, call up infielder
Cubs place Almora Jr. on family medical emergency list, call up infielder
WATCH: 'El Mago' misplays grounder, somehow helps Cubs pull off magical double play
WATCH: 'El Mago' misplays grounder, somehow helps Cubs pull off magical double play
Cubs get to Padres early, finish off three-game sweep
Cubs get to Padres early, finish off three-game sweep
WATCH: Hilarious Padres throwing errors set to 'Yakety Sax'
WATCH: Hilarious Padres throwing errors set to 'Yakety Sax'
WATCH: Baez, Contreras combine for perfect pick-off play
WATCH: Baez, Contreras combine for perfect pick-off play
Commentary: Did you get the text, Matheny? YOU'RE FIRED
Commentary: Did you get the text, Matheny? YOU'RE FIRED
WATCH: Fowler homers in 1st at-bat since Matheny's firing
WATCH: Fowler homers in 1st at-bat since Matheny's firing
Cubs lineup vs. Padres, Rizzo at leadoff
Cubs lineup vs. Padres, Rizzo at leadoff
Sign Up for E-Mail News Alerts
Features
Breaking
Daily Digest