#Cubs and Arrieta face Cards in series finale
Jake Arrieta gets the start Wednesday in the Cubs’ series finale against the Cardinals. First pitch will be 12:45 p.m. CT from Busch Stadium. Here’s the lineup:
La Stella 3B
At 8-0, Arrieta is the first Cubs starter to begin a season with wins in his first eight decisions since Carlos Silva did so in 2010. The last Cub to begin a season 9-0 is Kenny Holtzman in 1967. That was the best start to a season by a Cub since Jim McCormick won his first 16 decisions in 1886.
Ben Zobrist, who turns 35 on Thursday, has reached safely in his last 30 starts since April 18. He’s the first Cub to reach safely in 30-straight starts within a single season since Bryan LaHair did so to begin the 2012 campaign. The last Cub to reach in at least 31-straight starts in a single campaign was Starlin Castro, who did so in 40 starts in 2011.