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Jake Arrieta

Arrieta, Bryant lead Cubs past Mets 6-1

Arrieta, Bryant lead Cubs past Mets 6-1

CHICAGO (AP) — Jake Arrieta pitched eight sparkling innings, Kris Bryant homered for the second straight day and the Chicago Cubs spoiled Noah Syndergaard's anticipated debut with a 6-1 victory over the New York Mets on Tuesday night. Arrieta (4-3) had a season-high 10 strikeouts and allowed one run and three hits. The right-hander had dropped each his last two starts. Bryant had three hits, including his first major league triple. The rookie star belted a leadoff shot against Hansel Robles in the eighth, sending a towering shot to the back of the bleachers in left. Showing off his electric fastball and sharp curve, Syndergaard had moments where he looked ready to...