Chicago Cubs’ Jake Arrieta no-hits the Los Angeles Dodgers


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Arrieta no-hits Dodgers for first of his career; second time in nine days Dodgers go hitless

It seemed like this was bound to happen. After coming so close on several occasions last year, the Chicago Cubs’

Jake Arrieta

seemed destined to get a no-hitter. Tonight he accomplished that as he allowed just one walk in no-hitting the Dodgers in a 2-0 win to close out the road trip.

Kris Bryant

‘s two-run home run was all the Cubs tallied, but it was enough behind the superb outing from Arrieta.

The Cubs (74-55) were scuffling on the road trip between San Francisco and Los Angeles dropping four in a row. Enter Arrieta (17-6, 2.22) to stop the bleeding, and then do it one better. The effort gives him the NL lead in wins, as well as closing out the month of August with a 5-0 record with an 0.54 ERA. Many believe the Cy Young winner may have been in the other dugout tonight. We beg to differ.

The Dodgers (72-57) got a strong start from Alex Wood (9-9, 3.67) after he allowed the early home run to Bryant in the first. He went six innings allowing two hits but kept the Cubs from inflicting any more damage after the first inning.

Arrieta’s no-hit bid marks the second time in nine days that the Dodgers have been a victim. The Houston Astros’ Mike Fiers also no-hit them on Aug. 22. It was Arrieta’s 14th consecutive quality start.

The closest the Dodgers came to a hit was a Kike Hernandez grounder that hit off the glove of Starlin Castro and bounced away. The ball was hit hard and was ruled an error, but very well could have been a hit. Castro made a stellar play in the seventh on a liner off the bat of Carl Crawford to help preserve the no-hit bid.

The Chicago Cubs will return home–in onesies–to open a series with the Cincinnati Reds tomorrow night at 7:05 pm. 

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