Cubs end road trip on high note with Jake Arrieta's career day

Cubs end road trip on high note with Jake Arrieta's career day
June 18, 2014, 3:15 pm
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Associated Press

MIAMI (AP) Jake Arrieta had a career-high 11 strikeouts in seven innings, and Nate Schierholtz hit a three-run homer to help the Chicago Cubs beat the Miami Marlins 6-1 Wednesday.

By taking the rubber game of the three-game set, the last-place Cubs won consecutive road series for the first time since June 2013. They went 5-5 on their three-city trip.

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Miami's Giancarlo Stanton hit his NL-leading 20th homer in the first but left the game after six innings with a bruised left wrist. His status is day to day.

Arrieta (3-1) allowed five hits and one walk and lowered his ERA to 1.98. He also doubled for his first career extra-base hit.

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Schierholtz was in a 3-for-26 slump before he hit his third homer off Nathan Eovaldi (4-3) in the Cubs' four-run sixth. Starlin Castro had a pair of RBI doubles and a single for Chicago.

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