Jake Arrieta: Game By Game Rundown Of His Historic Winning Streak

Luke Norris

Jake Arrieta's winning streak has finally come to an end. For the first time in more than 10 months, the reigning National League Cy Young Award winner lost a regular season game after the Arizona Diamondbacks hung a loss on Jake Arrieta and the Chicago Cubs in Sunday's series finale at Wrigley Field. The loss ends a streak of 24 straight games that Arrieta has pitched without taking a defeat. In that time, Arrieta won 20 consecutive games while taking four no-decisions.

Before Sunday, Jake Arrieta's last loss came at the hands of the Philadelphia Phillies on July 25 of last year when Cole Hamels, a former World Series MVP, threw the first no-hitter of his career to defeat Arrieta and the Cubs, 5-0. Arrieta threw six innings that afternoon, allowing three runs on six hits. The 24-game streak would begin with his next start five days later.

Jake Arrieta will attempt to begin a new winning streak as the Cubs visit the Atlanta Braves on Friday.

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