#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:
*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.