Arrieta wins again as Cubs beat Giants 8-1
ABS-CBN Sports on May 21, 2016 07:30 PM
Chicago Cubs starting pitcher Jake Arrieta throws against the San Francisco Giants during the third inning of a baseball game Friday, May 20, 2016, in San Francisco. (AP Photo/Eric Risberg)
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Jake Arrieta continued his impressive pitching and Kris Bryant provided the power as the Chicago Cubs beat the San Francisco Giants 8-1 on Friday.
The Cubs won in Arrieta's 22nd consecutive start going back to last season, with their ace going 16-0 over that stretch. They won on the road for the 24th time in 29 games as they ended San Francisco's eight-game winning streak.
Arrieta (8-0), who leads the majors with a 1.29 ERA, allowed four hits, struck out eight and walked one in seven innings.
Bryant was 2 for 5 with four RBIs, including a three-run homer to left off Jake Peavy (1-5) that highlighted a five-run outburst in the second inning.
Chris Davis hit a tiebreaking, two-run homer in the seventh inning — one of four in the game by the Orioles — and Baltimore defeated the Los Angeles Angels 9-4.
Mark Trumbo also hit a two-run blast, and Joey Rickard and Manny Machado added back-to-back solo shots for the AL East leaders who improved to 8-7 away from home.
Angels starter Hector Santiago gave up Baltimore's first three homers before being ejected in the third inning for gesturing to home-plate umpire John Tumpane about how he was calling balls and strikes.
Mychal Givens (3-0) allowed two hits and no runs in 1 1/3 innings. Jose Alvarez (1-2) took the loss.
Omar Infante, Paulo Orlando and Lorenzo Cain all doubled in a three-run sixth inning off Jose Quintana to lead the Kansas City Royals to a 4-1 victory over the Chicago White Sox.
Orlando added an RBI single an inning later and Dillon Gee (1-1) allowed a run over five innings for his first victory since 2014. The Royals won for the fifth time in seven games and moved within 3 1/2 games of the AL Central-leading White Sox.
Quintana (5-3) who entered with an AL-best 1.54 ERA, gave up one hit while facing the minimum 15 batters through five. He retired 11 straight until Infante had the first of four straight one-out hits.
CC Sabathia came off the disabled list to pitch six innings and become the eighth player in the modern era to win 100 games or more with two teams, and the New York Yankees beat the Oakland Athletics 8-3.
Carlos Beltran doubled three times and drove in three runs, Jacoby Ellsbury added two RBIs while Ronald Torreyes had a two-run triple during a five-run fourth inning to help the Yankees to their second straight win.
The win was Sabathia's 100th in New York pinstripes. He also had 106 victories with Cleveland to join an illustrious list of players that includes Hall of Famers Nolan Ryan and Greg Maddux to win 100 or more with two teams.
Colby Lewis pitched seven scoreless innings and Prince Fielder provided the offense with a two-run double to lead the Texas Rangers to a 2-1 victory over the Houston Astros.
Lewis (3-0) allowed four hits and struck out six to pick up his first win since April 29.
Jake Diekman struck out two in a perfect eighth and Sam Dyson gave up an RBI single to Colby Rasmus with two outs in the ninth before striking out Evan Gattis for his third save.
Patrick Corbin struck out seven and Chris Herrmann homered with three RBIs for the Arizona Diamondbacks in an 11-7 victory over the St. Louis Cardinals, and Melvin Upton Jr. hit a two-run homer in the bottom of the ninth inning to lead the San Diego Padres past the Los Angeles Dodgers 7-6.
Elsewhere, the Toronto Blue Jays slugged their way to a 9-3 victory over the Minnesota Twins, the Tampa Bay Rays beat the Detroit Tigers 7-5 and the Seattle Mariners had an 8-3 victory over the Cincinnati Reds.