#Cubs vs Reds: Arrieta starts

Jake Arrieta will try to improve to 4-0 on Thursday when the Cubs open a four-game series against the Reds at Great American Ball Park. Here’s the lineup:

Fowler CF
Heyward RF
Bryant 3B
Rizzo 1B
Soler LF
Zobrist 2B
Russell SS
Ross C
Arrieta P

*The Cubs are 7-2 on the road this season, matching their best road start in franchise history. The 1934, 1946, 1987 and 1995 Cubs also began 7-2 on the road.

*Arrieta is riding a streak of 23-consecutive quality starts dating to last June 21. The right-hander is 19-1 with a 0.91 ERA (17 ER/169 IP) with 29 walks and 167 strikeouts in those 23 starts. He has hit as many home runs (2) as he has allowed (2) in this stretch.

Arrieta is 14-0 with a 0.57 ERA (7 ER/110 1/3 IP) in 15 starts since August 1 of last season.

First pitch is scheduled for 6:10 p.m. CT, and the game will be broadcast on Comcast SportsNet Plus and 670 AM radio.

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Aloha Folks- wow. Already very special to witness a no-no but when the pitcher you recently watched in LA about 11mos ago, does it again! Kudo’s to Jake and I think he was up to bat like 5 times with a pair of hits! I know this is a baseball blog, I just want to say that I became a Cubs fan at a very young age in the 80’s and loved watching that 84′ team along with listening to Prince music. I am not sure if any of his music was played today in Cin but I heard some of the clubhouses did some tributes, RIP P. Back to ball, I hope the offense is present tomorrow after tonight and what a different Red’s team: Cubs lose 2 out of 3 to Rockies, Reds won 2/3 from them. Cubs have won all 4 match-ups thus far against the Reds. Just shows how baseball can be unpredictable. Mahalo!

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