Arrieta tosses second career no-hitter in Cubs' rout of Reds


Jake Arrieta became the fourth reigning Cy Young winner to pitch a no-hitter when he shut the door on the Cincinnati Reds in a 16-0 win in MLB on Thursday.

With this fantastic performance, the Chicago Cubs ace became just the seventh player to toss multiple no-hitters on the road. 

Arrieta, whose first career no-hitter came on August 31, had thrown 95 pitches through seven innings, but needed just eight pitches to get through the Reds in the eighth inning.

That set up a no-brainer opportunity for Joe Maddon to send him back out in the ninth. Arrieta walked his first batter in the frame, but retired the next three to finish the game with 119 pitches.

He struck out six and walked four.

Arrieta (4-0) still has not lost in the regular season since July 25 last year. His lone loss during that time came in the National League Championship Series (NLCS) when the New York Mets touched him up for four earned runs on five innings.

Almost as impressive as Arrieta's dominant pitching was Chicago's ruthless offense.

Kris Bryant led the way with four hits, four runs scored, two home runs and six RBIs, while Ben Zobrist went three-for-five with a home run and three RBIs.

David Ross, a favourite catcher of Jon Lester, called the game. He also added two hits, three runs scored and a solo home run offensively.

The 39-year-old could see more playing time with Schwarber out for the season.