Chicago Cubs Recap: Jake Arrieta leads team to four-game sweep


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Rondon makes things interesting in the ninth

With the defending World Series champions down by two runs in the top half of the ninth, Chicago Cubs closer Hector Rondon took the mound to reliever right-handed ace, Jake Arrieta.

After taking the first three games from the Giants, Rondon was able to strike out three consecutive batters shortly after loading up the bases with no outs to complete the four-game sweep by the final score of 2-0 at Wrigley Field. Talk about chest pains for days – that was a close one.

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Today’s win pushes the Cubs (62-48) to 3.5 games ahead of the Giants for the second spot in the N.L. Wild Card standings while extending their winning streak to four.

This is their second consecutive weekend in which they completed a four-game sweep and will have the opportunity to keep the ball rolling in the right direction when the Milwaukee Brewers visit Wrigley Field beginning tomorrow evening.

Recently acquired Dan Haren will pick up his second start for the Cubs opposite Taylor Jungmann at 7:05 p.m. central time.

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