Team W L PCT GB
Pirates 29 21 .580 6.5
Cards 27 25 .519 9.5
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The Cubs scored their second series win over the rival Cardinals with a win in today's rubber game. Jake Arrieta and the Cubs tied the record for consecutive wins behind a start with the 23rd win.
The Cubs took a commanding lead with a six run second and went on to score another three. Fowler, Heyward, Bryant, Zobrist, and Russell all had RBIs to help power past the Cards eight runs.
The best in baseball Cubs have tomorrow off and will come home to face the Phillies on Friday.
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There are no words to describe Jake Arrieta!
Today's 8-2 win against the second place Pirates dropped the magic number by two and continued the Cubs franchise record of 21 wins in a row after an Arrieta start. Jake is now 18-0 since August 1, and he has an NL best 7 wins this season. He held the Pirates to just 3 hits and 2 runs and presented them with 11 strike outs.
Arrieta was backed up by the big bats. The team combined for 11 hits, and both Rizzo and Addison homered with Rizzo raking up 4 RBIs. Jason Heyward also had a great day with three hits and two runs. Hopefully that signals an end to his slump.
Jon Lester will take the mound tomorrow for the final game in this home stand. Be on the lookout for some brooms at Wrigley.
updated at 11:59 PM Posted by Mac
After a rough series with the Padres, the Cubs got their groove back against the Pirates. Powered by two three-run homers by Addison Russel and David Ross and a two-run homer by Kris Bryant, the Northsiders took the first game of the series 9 to 4.
The bats weren't all that were hot in Wrigley. Jason Hammel went 6 and 2/3 innings and took his fifth win of the year. His ERA is now down to 1.77!
The Cubs will see Pittsburgh twice more this weekend before heading to Wrigley North to face the Brewers.
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The Cubs continued to prove why they are the best team in baseball with another win over the second best Washington Nationals. John Lackey gave a stellar performance that included his 2,000th career strike out. His line of 7 innings, 6 hits, 2 earned runs, 1 walk, and 11 strikeouts gave the Cubs what they needed to bring the win home even after a a scary eighth inning where the Nats scored 4 runs. Along with Lackey's pitching, Ben Zorbrist continued his dominant offense with 2 hits, 3 runs, and 4 RBIs. Heyward, Rizzo, and Ross also got into the scoring column.
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Cubs SWEEP the Pirates with a 6-2 win at PNC Park!
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