#Cubs and Arrieta face Dodgers
Jake Arrieta takes the mound Tuesday night for the Cubs vs. the Dodgers at Wrigley Field. It’s Arrieta’s first start against L.A. since he no-hit the Dodgers last Aug. 30. Here’s the lineup:
Ben Zobrist has a .418 batting average (41-for-98) in May, with six homers and 25 RBI. Elias reports that he is the first player to produce at least 40 hits and 25 or more RBI for the Cubs in a calendar month since Alfonso Soriano did so in May 2008 (.345, 40-for-116, 10 HR, 29 RBI).
Arrieta has started 23 games, and the Cubs have won all 23. Arrieta is 20-0, 1.05 ERA in 162.1 innings during that stretch.
The Cubs have outscored their opponents 40-16 in their last six games, all victories.
Roster move: The Brewers claimed right-handed reliever Neil Ramirez off waivers. Ramirez was designated for assignment on May 21.