Morning Box Score: Arrieta Near-Perfect; White Sox Topple Royals
By Chuck Sudo in News on Sep 17, 2014 2:50PM
Cubs 7, Cincinnati 0
Jake Arrieta, as he's done a few times this season, flirted with a no-hitter and showed why he deserves to be in the Cubs' starting rotation. Arrieta no-hit the Reds for 7-1/3 innings and pitched a complete game one-hitter. Jorge Soler hit a solo home run and drove in two for the Cubs.
White Sox 7, Kansas City 5
Kansas City's Wade Davis and Kelvin Herrera were two of the hottest relievers in baseball heading into Tuesday night's contest. Davis hadn't allowed a run in 31-2/3 innings while Herrera was riding a 30-2/3 inning scoreless streak. Then Conor Gillaspie wiped both their slates clean with a three-run triple in the seventh inning to give the Sox the win. The Royals went to their bullpen early in the game, and dove into it often. So did the Sox. Chris Bassit only lasted 3-2/3 innings while Daniel Webb and Matt Lindstrom also allowed runs. The Sox pen then got it together and shut down the Royals the rest of the way.