Chicago Cubs: Top 5 Jake Arrieta moments – #4: World Series Game 2 victory
Now let’s shift our attention to Game 2 of the 2016 World Series. As everyone remembers, the Cubs lost Game 1 in Cleveland and desperately needed Game 2 to even up the series before things shifted back to Chicago. After having struggled earlier in the postseason, the Cubs needed Cy Young-caliber Jake Arrieta and that is exactly who showed up.
Arrieta did not allow a hit until the sixth inning, when he was then pulled with the score being 5-1 in favor of Chicago. The score did not change again the rest of the night and the Chicago Cubs tied up the series at one apiece heading back to the Friendly Confines.
In the process of picking up the ‘W’ in the first World Series win for the franchise since 1945, Arrieta set a Cubs record for most strikeouts in a postseason contest. No longer lacking October experience as they were the year before, the Cubs headed back to Chicago brimming with confidence after a huge game that turned the odds back in their favor for the next three games to be played in Wrigley.