Cubs starter Jake Arrieta was saddled with a loss on Sunday afternoon against the Diamondbacks, the first time the right-hander has suffered a loss since July 25, 2015 when the Cubs were no-hit by Cole Hamels, then with the Phillies.
Arrieta struck out 12 over five innings on Sunday, but gave up three runs on nine hits and a walk. The Cubs were only able to scrape up two runs against D-Backs starter Patrick Corbin, one of which Arrieta brought in himself with a second-inning double.
Arrieta stands with a 9-1 record, a 1.80 ERA and an 87/26 K/BB ratio over 80 innings.
The 39-16 Cubs now head on a road trip to face the dregs of the NL East, first with a three-game set against the Phillies, then three with the Braves. They’ll finish the trip with three against the first-place Nationals.