Jake Arrieta pitches Cubs past Cardinals 7-0
CHICAGO – In his second game with the Chicago Cubs, Jake Arrieta showed exactly why they’re putting him in the rotation for the rest of the season.
The hard-throwing right-hander dominated the potent St. Louis Cardinals lineup for seven innings to lead Chicago to a 7-0 victory Friday.
“That’s the kind of stuff the power arms can do when they’re throwing strikes and making pitches and you have a 91 mph cutter, slider or whatever you want to call it,” Cubs manager Dale Sveum said. “He made some really good pitches in some key situations of counts. When you thought you might be losing good hitters, he made some key pitches on the black at 95, 96 mph.”
Arrieta (1-0) allowed two hits and two walks while striking out seven. After yielding an infield single to Carlos Beltran in the second, he got rookie Kolten Wong to ground into a double play.
Los Angeles Dodgers 4, Philadelphia 0: Zack Greinke pitched three-hit ball into the eighth inning and Hanley Ramirez homered to lead the streaking Los Angeles Dodgers to a 4-0 victory over new manager Ryne Sandberg and the slumping Philadelphia Phillies on Friday night.
Tampa Bay 5, Toronto 4: Jose Lobaton hit a game-ending triple with one out in the ninth inning, lifting the Tampa Bay Rays to their third straight victory, 5-4 over the Toronto Blue Jays on Friday night.
Kansas City 3-2, Detroit 0-1: James Shields allowed three hits in seven scoreless innings and was part of a combined four-hit shutout in Kansas City’s 3-0 win over the Detroit Tigers on Friday night to give the Royals a sweep of a day-night doubleheader.
Colorado 6, Baltimore 3: Colorado hit four home runs, including a tiebreaking, two-run shot by Wilin Rosario in the seventh inning, and the Rockies beat the Orioles 6-3 Friday night to extend Baltimore’s losing streak to four games.