Diamondbacks Swept by Cubs

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Saturday September 5

Sep 4, 2015; Chicago, IL, USA; Chicago Cubs second baseman Javier Baez (9) is caught stealing by Arizona Diamondbacks second baseman Chris Owings (16) in the fifth inning at Wrigley Field. Mandatory Credit: Matt Marton-USA TODAY Sports

Game two of the series was not nearly the slugfest as Friday’s contest. It was a pitcher’s duel.

Ray only lasted five innings, gave up only two runs on four hits while striking out eight. Once again, Ray was on the receiving end of some bad luck, as the D-Backs provided no run support for the left-hander. Ray still has not won a game that he has started since July 7, which is hard to believe with how well he has pitched as of late.

Ray can attribute the lack of run support to Cubs starter Jake Arrieta. One start after his no-hitter against the Dodgers, Arrieta was nothing short of masterful against the D-Backs. Arrieta went eight innings, giving up no runs on only four hits while striking out seven. Much like the Dodgers, the D-Backs could not solve Arrieta and could not get anything going offensively. Arrieta improved to 18-6 with an ERA of 2.03. His 18 wins lead the major leagues.

The only runs in the game were scored on a groundout from David Ross and a solo home run by Dexter Fowler. Paul Goldschmidt had two of the four hits for the D-Backs as they lost this one 2-0.