CHICAGO (AP) – Jake Arrieta pitched into the seventh inning and the Chicago Cubs won their ninth straight to match their longest streak in seven seasons, beating the crosstown White Sox 6-3 Saturday night at U.S. Cellular Field.
The Cubs matched their longest streak since they reeled off nine in a row during the 2008 NL Central championship season and made it 15 wins in 16 games.
Arrieta (14-6) improved to 8-1 in his past 11 starts, allowing three runs and five hits in 6 2-3 innings. Jorge Soler had two hits and two RBIs. Addison Russell doubled twice and scored twice.
Kris Bryant, Anthony Rizzo and Dexter Fowler each added two hits and the Cubs had 12 in all.
White Sox starter Jose Quintana (6-10) lasted six innings, allowing three runs and seven hits.
Rizzo and Soler had RBI singles in a three-run seventh that saw the North Siders break open a 3-2 game.