Jake Arrieta was solid, as usual, and the defense behind him was great as well. Starlin Castro made multiple sweet plays, and Arrieta allowed only one more Pirates hit than he, himself, recorded. The bullpen didn’t give up anything either, and it was a shutout win for the Cubs.

Offensively, the Cubs got contributions from all over, including four hits from Anthony Rizzo – it actually would have been five if not for a flukey force out on a ball Rizzo actually got to drop in the outfield. Still, I gotta note …

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