Arrieta leads Cubs past Orioles 4-1

Arrieta leads Cubs past Orioles 4-1

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CHICAGO (Associated Press) - Jake Arrieta shut down his former team, holding Baltimore to four hits in seven innings and Javier Baez homered again as the Chicago Cubs beat the Orioles 4-1 on Friday.

Baez hit his sixth homer in his 18th game since getting called up from Triple-A, Luis Valbuena also homered, and Logan Watkins and Arismendy Alcantara each drove in runs with singles as the Cubs snapped AL East leading Baltimore's four-game winning streak.

The Orioles traded Arrieta to Chicago in a multi-player deal during last season.

Baltimore's Nelson Cruz hit his major league-leading 34th homer, a solo shot off Arrieta (7-4) in the seventh.

Baltimore's Kevin Gausman (7-5) allowed three runs on six hits through five innings, He struck out seven.

Hector Rondon pitched a perfect ninth for his 20th save.

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