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The Cardinals Lost Their 73rd Game

Photo: Charles Rex Arbogast/AP
Photo: Charles Rex Arbogast/AP

Jake Arrieta worked seven scoreless innings and struck out 10 Friday as the Chicago Cubs beat the St. Louis Cardinals, 5-0.

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Arrieta allowed five hits and one walk in his 99-pitch outing. The Redbirds’ starting pitcher wasn’t as excellent today. Mike Leake was responsible for all five runs, along with three walks and seven hits, in 3 1/3 innings. St. Louis needed six relief pitchers to finish the game; three of them lasted less than a full inning.

The Cubs scored four runs in the first inning, including one from Anthony Rizzo’s RBI double, and essentially coasted for the remainder of the game.

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The Cardinals are 80-73. There’s always the next game!

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