Cubs’ Arrieta Earns 2nd Career No-Hitter

The Chicago Cubs’ Jake Arrieta pitched his second career no-hitter to shut down the Cincinnati Reds in a 16-0 victory Thursday night. Arrieta’s shutout was the first no-hitter of the Major League Baseball season. The NL Cy Young winner threw 119 pitches, struck out six, walked four, and allowed only six balls hit out of the infield. The Cubs pitcher also no-hit the Dodgers last August, marking one of the best pitching stretches in club history. Arrieta is 15-0 in 16 starts since Aug. 1 of last season, allowing only a total of seven earned runs. The Cubs have won the last five games against the Reds in Cincinnati, the first time they’ve done that since the 1972-73 seasons.