Arrieta wins 16th straight decision as Cubs beat Brewers 7-2

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CHICAGO — Jake Arrieta’s bid for a second straight no-hitter ended after five pitches and the Cubs ace went on to win his 16th straight decision, leading Chicago over the Milwaukee Brewers 7-2 Thursday.

Arrieta (5-0) allowed one run, three hits and four walks in five innings — the first run he allowed at Wrigley Field since July 25. Alex Presley’s fifth-inning RBI double ended Arrieta’s home scoreless streak at 52 2/3 innings, four outs shy of Ray Herbert’s major league record set with the Chicago White Sox in 1962-63.

Arrieta’s streak of consecutive winning decisions is the longest since Jose Contreras of the White Sox won 17 in a row from August 2005 to July 2006, according to STATS. Chicago has won in Arrieta’s last 18 starts, a team record.

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