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Cubs' Arrieta out to maintain dominance of Pirates

PITTSBURGH -- Jake Arrieta, last season's NL Cy Young Award winner, goes into his final start of the regular season Wednesday night with a 2.85 ERA that would be the best of any starter on 26 other teams.

With the Chicago Cubs -- owners of baseball's best record for the first time since 1945 -- he ranks only third behind Kyle Hendricks (1.99) and Jon Lester (2.28).

Against the Pittsburgh Pirates, the team Arrieta defeated in last season's NL wild card game, he has certainly been the Cubs' ace -- going 9-2 with a 2.44 ERA in 14 starts. The most memorable, of course, came when he threw eight shutout innings as the Cubs eliminated the Pirates from the postseason, 4-0, on Oct. 7, 2015.

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Leaders
AVG: K. Bryant.295
HR: K. Bryant39
RBI: A. Rizzo105
SB: J. Báez12
W: J. Lester19
ERA: K. Hendricks1.99
Saves: A. Chapman20
K: J. Lester191
NL Central
TeamWLPctGB
X-Chi Cubs 10156.643-
St. Louis 8275.52219
Pittsburgh 7780.49024
Milwaukee 7187.44930.5
Cincinnati 6691.42035
Full Standings
General Batting (Rank)
AVG: .257 (13)
Runs: 785 (3)
Hits: 1376 (14)
Home Runs: 193 (14)
Stolen Bases: 64 (21)
OBP: .344 (2)
SLG: .430 (10)
Total Bases: 2301 (10)
General Pitching (Rank)
Earned Run Average: 3.10 (1)
Runs Allowed: 533 (1)
Saves: 37 (22)
Strikeouts: 1405 (3)
OpBA: .211 (1)
OBP: .284 (1)
SLG: .347 (1)
Run Support: 4.97 (3)
Transactions
Date Player Transactions
9/23 P. Strop Removed From 15-Day DL (Torn left meniscus)
9/6 A. Almora Jr. Called Up from Minors
9/6 R. Álvarez Designated for Assignment
9/6 T. Federowicz Purchased From Minors
9/6 M. Kawasaki Called Up from Minors
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Injuries
Date Player Status
8/17 C. Coghlan off 15-day DL
8/17 H. Rondón off 15-day DL
8/17 J. Smith off 15-day DL
8/15 J. Lackey off 15-day DL
8/11 P. Strop off 15-day DL
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