76
      Wednesday
      79 / 54
      Thursday
      78 / 56
      Friday
      81 / 61

      Cubs blank Cards to extend winning streak

      Junior Lake and Anthony Rizzo homered, leading Jake Arrieta and the Chicago Cubs past the St. Louis Cardinals 3-0 Saturday for their season-best third win in a row.

      A day after the Cubs tagged St. Louis ace Adam Wainwright, they came back to beat Michael Wacha (2-3).

      The Cubs have their longest winning streak since a three-game sweep of San Francisco in late July.

      Arrieta struck out seven over 5 1-3 innings in his season debut. He gave up four hits.

      Chicago's bullpen combined to pitch 3 2-3 scoreless innings. Brian Schlitter (1-0) got two outs for the win and Hector Rondon worked around a pair of leadoff singles in the ninth for his third save.

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