Cubs praise Fenway Park crowd

June, 30, 2014
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BOSTON – The Chicago Cubs were quick to praise the Fenway Park crowd after pitcher Jake Arrieta took a no-hitter through 7⅔ innings Monday before Boston Red Sox shortstop Stephen Drew broke it up with a single.

“Great fans,” Jeff Samardzija said after the Cubs' 2-0 victory. “We were commenting about that during the game. There’s a calm and silence that comes over the stadium. Every pitch. They’re paying attention and reacting to every pitch. It was exciting.”

There were plenty of Cubs fans in the crowd as well, but the ovation Arrieta received after giving up that first hit came from everyone.

“Got some goosebumps there,” Arrieta said. “And that’s kind of why you play this game for moments like that. Very thankful to be part of something like that.”

After Drew broke up the no-hitter, Cubs manager Rick Renteria came out to pull Arrieta. The cheering started as they talked on the mound and it grew to a standing ovation as Arrieta walked off.

“That was awesome,” Renteria said. “We were all gathered at the mound and I looked at all these guys and said ‘Look at this. That’s some kind of awesome.’ I tip my cap to everybody because that was some show of respect.”

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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

WINS LEADER
Jason Hammel
WINS ERA SO IP
8 2.98 104 108
OTHER LEADERS
BAA. Rizzo .286
HRA. Rizzo 25
RBIA. Rizzo 59
RA. Rizzo 72
OPSA. Rizzo .910
ERAJ. Samardzija 2.83
SOT. Wood 108