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    Chicago Cubs' Jake Arrieta Will start Game 3 of NLDS

    Arrieta will start Game 3 of NLDS, ESPN's Jesse Rogers reports.After a masterful Wildcard performance, Arrieta will get a bit of time off until he has to pitch again. He will most likely face Michael Wacca in a pivotal Game 3 matchup on Monday.

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    Chicago Cubs' Jake Arrieta Shuts out Bucs in Wild Card game

    Arrieta tossed a complete game shutout in the Wild Card game win over Pittsburgh on Wednesday night.The Cubs plated a run against Gerrit Cole in the top of the first inning, and that turned out to be all of the support that Arrieta needed Wednesday. He finished the game with 11 strikeouts and did not walk a batter, while scattering four hits in the outing and benefitting from the handful of Bucs' hard-hit balls finding the defenders behind him.

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    Cubs ace Jake Arrieta tosses six scoreless innings in win

    Cubs starting pitcher Jake Arrieta pitched six scoreless innings in his last regular-season start of the year, improving to 22-6.Arrieta has done everything he can to close the gap with Zack Greinke in the Cy Young race, as he has struck out 27 in his last three starts - all scoreless - and has only given up six hits and one walk in that span. It's safe to say that he'll be on the mound for the Cubs in the Wild Card game next week.

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    Cubs SP Jake Arrieta continues push for NL Cy Young award

    Cubs starting pitcher Jake Arrieta (21-6) was marvelous Sunday, giving up one hit through seven innings and striking out seven batters in a 4-0 victory over the Pirates. Lost in the brilliant performance, Arrieta also hit his second home run of the season, a second-inning solo shot off starter A.J. Burnett to kickstart the Cubs' offense. He's now sporting a 0.80 ERA in the second half of the season. The 29-year-old is arguably one of the favorites to win the NL Cy Young award with his blistering end to the season.

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    Cubs pitcher Jake Arrieta earns 20th win of season Tuesday

    Cubs pitcher Jake Arrieta picked up his 20th win in superb fashion Tuesday against the Brewers, allowing just three hits and one walk over nine shutout innings while striking out 11. Wins obviously don't always tell the whole story, but in Arrieta's case, it is fitting that he was the first pitcher to 20 wins this season. He has a 0.86 ERA in the second half, which would be a major league record if it holds. The competition is stiff in the National League, but Arrieta's recent run has put him firmly in the mix for the Cy Young award. Arrieta will start again Sunday against the Pirates, after which he will likely be lined up to start for the Cubs in the wild card game.

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    Cubs SP Jake Arrieta receives no-decision Wednesday

    Cubs SP Jake Arrieta pitched well again on Wednesday, as he allowed two runs (one earned) on six hits and a walk while striking out six in a no-decision against the Pirates. Arrieta continues his fantastic run, as he extended his quality start streak to an incredible 16 games. The right-hander can attribute his success to strikeouts and groundballs, as his 54 percent groundball percentage and 27 percent strikeout rate are some of the best in baseball. The outing lowered his ERA to a minuscule 1.96 and he, Zack Greinke, and Clayton Kershaw are all putting in strong cases for the NL Cy Young this year. He'll look to add to his resume against the Brewers next Tuesday.

  • by Jason Lempert | Staff Writer

    Cubs SP Jake Arrieta gets to 200 Ks with strong outing Friday

    Cubs starter Jake Arrieta continued his march towards a potential Cy Young award, as he dominated the Phillies in Game 1 of Friday's doubleheader. Arrieta allowed one run on six hits over eight strong innings. He walked two and struck out seven, eclipsing the 200-strikeout mark for the first time in his career. Arrieta (19-6, 1.99 ERA) gave up a solo home run to Aaron Altherr in the second inning for the only damage done against him. Meanwhile, the Cubs strung together a pair of two-run innings, and went on to win 5-1. Arrieta has been unworldly on the mound lately. He hasn't allowed an earned run in his last five starts, spanning 37 innings. He also owns a 41:5 K:BB ratio over that same stretch.

  • by Sean d'Oliveira | CBSSports.com

    Rain postpones Thursday's game between Phillies and Cubs

    The Phillies and Cubs will play a doubleheader Friday to make up Thursday's contest, which was postponed because of rain, the teams announced. With Friday featuring a doubleheader, the Phillies will start pitcher Adam Morgan in Game 1 on and Alec Asher in Game 2, the team announced. Meanwhile, the Cubs will turn to Jake Arrieta for Game 1 on Friday and Kyle Hendricks for Game 2, reports MLB.com. They will be followed by Dan Haren, who will draw Saturday's start.

  • by Jason Lempert | Staff Writer

    Cubs' Jake Arrieta continues masterful pitching in win Saturday

    Jake Arrieta remained dominant, as he led the Cubs to a 2-0 victory over the Diamondbacks on Saturday. The star right-hander went eight shutout innings, allowing just four hits and no walks while striking out seven. Arrieta, the pitcher of the month for August in the National League, has been absolutely unhittable lately. Saturday's performance comes on the heels of his first-career no-hitter last week. The numbers are just remarkable. Arrieta has won seven straight starts, allowing just two earned runs over 50 1/3 innings over that stretch.

  • by Ruben Palacios | Staff Writer

    Cubs SP Jake Arrieta tosses no-hitter against Dodgers

    Cubs starter Jake Arrieta was simply dominant during his start against the Dodgers on Sunday, as he recorded baseball's sixth no-hitter this season. Arrieta struck out 12 batters, and his only base runners came on an error and a single walk. Other than that, he was as close to perfect as they come. With the stellar performance, Arrieta improved to 17-6 on the season with an impressive 2.11 ERA.