Arrieta pitches well, but Cubs fall to Dodgers
CHICAGO (AP) — Scott Kazmir and two relievers combined on a one-hitter, matching zeros with Cubs ace Jake Arrieta before the Los Angeles Dodgers got to Chicago’s bullpen for a 5-0 victory Tuesday night.
Arrieta went seven scoreless innings, but was denied his 21st consecutive victory. The Cubs had won in Arrieta’s last 23 starts.
Cubs left-hander Clayton Richard (0-1) gave up three straight singles to lefties in the eighth, the last Adrian Gonzalez’s liner to left that scored Chase Utley and ended the Dodgers’ 16-inning scoreless streak.
Corey Seager hit a three-run homer off Trevor Cahill in the ninth.
Joe Blanton (3-2) struck out three in two perfect innings as the Dodgers snapped the Cubs’ six-game winning streak.
Kazmir allowed a single and a walk with seven strikeouts in six innings. Adam Liberatore struck out one in a perfect ninth.