Chicago Cubs starting pitcher Jake Arrieta witnessed his home scoreless streak come to an end at 52.2 innings when he surrendered an RBI double to Milwaukee Brewers outfielder Alex Presley in the fifth inning of Thursday’s eventual 7-2 Cubs victory, per Sportsnet Stats.

Arrieta‘s streak, unsurprisingly, is the longest of its kind by any Cubs pitcher in Wrigley Field history. 

Although Presley’s RBI double was the only earned run charged to Arrieta on Thursday, the Cubs ace did walk four Brewers and allow three hits en route to his league-leading fifth win of the 2016 season.

Last year, he posted a 22-6 record to go along with a 1.77 ERA and 236 strikeouts on his way to winning the Cubs’ first National League Cy Young Award since Greg Maddux in 1992.

Arrieta‘s impressive feat brings back memories of other notable scoreless innings records in MLB history. One in particular that comes to mind is that of Los Angeles Dodgers starting pitcher Orel Hershiser, who famously went 59 consecutive innings without allowing a run during the 1988 season.

Interestingly enough, Hershiser tossed 41 of those innings on the road, per Andrew Simon of

In any case, Arrieta‘s next home start is scheduled for May 8 against the Washington Nationals, though he’s first slated to face the Pittsburgh Pirates at PNC Park on Tuesday.






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