#Cubs Arrieta faces Pirates
Jake Arrieta goes for his 21st win on Sunday night when the Cubs play host to the Pirates at Wrigley Field. First pitch is scheduled for 7:05 p.m. CT. Here’s the lineup:
Arrieta leads the Majors with 20 wins. He has posted 18-straight quality starts, dating to June 21, which is a franchise record. The right-hander is 14-1 with a 0.94 ERA and 131 strikeouts in those 18 games.
His 1.88 ERA and .191 opponent batting average rank second-lowest in the Majors behind the Dodgers Zack Greinke (1.65
and .189). Arrieta has a 0.86 ERA since the All-Star break, which would be the lowest ERA after the break in MLB histsory.
Arrieta looks to become the first Cubs pitcher to win more than 20 games in a season since Hall of Famer Fergie Jenkins went 24-13 in 1971.