Arrieta, Castro lead Cubs over Cardinals 2-0

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CHICAGO (AP) — Jake Arrieta allowed three hits over seven innings and Starlin Castro had a go-ahead RBI single in a two-run seventh inning, leading the Chicago Cubs over the St. Louis Cardinals 2-0 Wednesday for their first win this season.

Arrieta (1-0) struck out seven and walked three. He was 10-5 with a 2.53 ERA in a breakout 2014 and improved to 3-0 with a 0.74 ERA in six career starts against St. Louis.

Cubs manager Joe Maddon on his first win with the team. @wgnnews

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Phil Coke, Neil Ramirez, Pedro Strop and Hector Rondon combined for hitless relief. Rendon pitched a perfect ninth for his first save with the Cubs, who lost 3-0 to St. Louis on Sunday night’s opener.

Lance Lynn (0-1) struck out nine in six-plus innings, allowing both runs — one earned — and two hits. Castro’s single chased him in the seventh, and Miguel Montero hit a sacrifice fly off Kevin Siegrist.

Jake Arrieta on getting the @cubs their first win of the season. @wgnnews

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