Pitcher Jake Arrieta led the Chicago Cubs to a 4-0 victory over the Pittsburgh Pirates in the National League playoff wild-card game Wednesday, tossing a four-hitter and striking out 11. Cubs right fielder Kyle Schwarber drove the game’s first three runs with a single to left field and a home run to secure a 3-0 lead. Benches emptied during the seventh inning after Pirates pitcher Tony Watson hit Arrieta. The win marks the first postseason victory for the Cubs since 2003. Chicago will face off against the St. Louis Cardinals in the National League Division Series as they seek their first World Series title since 1908.
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