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Arrieta dominates Pirates again, now 6-0

(AP Photo/Gene J. Puskar)

PITTSBURGH (AP) Seven months later, the Pittsburgh Pirates still can't hit Jake Arrieta.

Then again, they're hardly the only ones.

The Chicago Cubs ace scattered two hits in seven shutout innings in a 7-1 victory that looked more than a little like Arrieta's dominant performance in an NL wild-card playoff win at PNC Park last October. Arrieta (6-0) allowed only singles to Sean Rodriguez in the second and Francisco Cervelli in the seventh, striking out five and walking two while lowering his ERA to 0.84. He became the second six-game winner in the major leagues after Chris Sale of the Chicago White Sox.

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AL Pitcher Strikeouts
Rank Name K
1 D. Price, Bos49
2 C. Archer, TB43
3t R. Hill, Oak41
3t D. Smyly, TB41
5 C. Sale, CWS38
6t M. Moore, TB37
6t J. Quintana, CWS37
8 R. Porcello, Bos36
9 C. Kluber, Cle35
10t G. Richards, LAA34
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NL Pitcher Strikeouts
Rank Name K
1 C. Kershaw, LAD54
2 M. Bumgarner, SF45
3t A. Nola, Phi44
3t N. Syndergaard, NYM44
5 J. Cueto, SF41
6t J. Fernández, Mia40
6t S. Strasburg, Was40
8t M. Scherzer, Was39
8t V. Velásquez, Phi39
10 J. Arrieta, ChC37
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