On The Board
Jake Arrieta (CHC)
In his fifth victory of the season he allowed a run in the fifth inning to end his streak of 52 2/3 scoreless innings in his home park (Wrigley Field). It is the second longest streak in the majors for a pitcher in home games behind Ray Herbert's streak (1962-1963) of 54 shutout innings, who did this in the home town of his cross-town rivals, with the White Sox (Comiskey Park).
In what was the last start of April for this Chicago Cubs hurler, Arrieta owns a 5-0 record and an ERA of 1.00, making him only the sixth pitcher with 5+ wins and ERA of 1.00 or less during that month.
The Cubs extended their franchise record to 18 wins with no defeats in the Arrieta's last 18 starts (16-0 and a 0.69 ERA).