Rapid Reaction: Cubs 2, Red Sox 0

June, 30, 2014
6/30/14
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Rogers By Jesse Rogers
ESPNChicago.com
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BOSTON – The Chicago Cubs beat the Boston Red Sox 2-0 behind 7⅔ one-hit innings from Jake Arrieta. Here’s a quick look at the game.

How it happened: Stephen Drew broke up the no-hitter with two out in the eighth with a solid single to right field. Arrieta didn’t allow a baserunner until the fifth inning as he walked one and struck out 10 before being pulled after the Drew hit. The right-hander threw 120 pitches, a career high. Nate Schierholtz hit a two-run home run in the fourth inning after Welington Castillo drew a two-out walk for the Cubs’ lone runs. It was all Arrieta and the bullpen needed. Hector Rondon earned his 10th save after Pedro Strop threw one pitch to end the eighth.

What it means: It’s the second time in two starts Arrieta has taken a no-hitter into seventh inning or beyond -- his stuff is as nasty as it’s been since he became a Cub in July 2013. He’s come into his own under pitching coach Chris Bosio, who, incidentally, is the last pitcher to no-hit the Red Sox, back in 1993 as a member of the Seattle Mariners. Arrieta improved to 5-1 while lowering his ERA to 1.81. It was his fourth consecutive victory. He’s been dominant.

What’s next: Edwin Jackson (5-8, 5.22 ERA) takes on Clay Buchholz (3-4, 6.75) in Game 2 of the series Tuesday night.

Jesse Rogers | email

Chicago Cubs beat reporter
Jesse joined ESPN Chicago in September 2009 and covers the Chicago Cubs for ESPNChicago.com and ESPN Radio 1000.

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TEAM LEADERS

BA LEADER
Starlin Castro
BA HR RBI R
.292 14 65 58
OTHER LEADERS
HRA. Rizzo 32
RBIA. Rizzo 78
RA. Rizzo 89
OPSA. Rizzo .913
WJ. Arrieta 10
ERAT. Wood 5.03
SOJ. Arrieta 167