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NLCS Game Four Recap: Cubs 3, Dodgers 2

Two years ago, the Cubs defeated the Pittsburgh Pirates in the NL Wild Card game, earning the chance to square off with the St. Louis Cardinals in the Division Series. Jake Arrieta, fresh off his historic 2015 second half, shut out the Pirates for nine innings, striking out eleven Pittsburgh hitters and earning his place […]

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Second City October: NLCS Game Four, The Snake Makes His Exit

Jake Arrieta has inspired awe and poetic rhapsodizing more than any other Cubs player in the past few years. With his bushy beard, stolid physique, and no-hit stuff, it was hard to resist Arrieta’s allure as a pitcher—on any given evening, Arrieta could crossfire his way to a complete game shutout with a dozen strikeouts. […]