BALTIMORE (AP) Jake Arrieta left to a standing ovation from a large contingent of blue-clad Chicago Cubs’ fans. He rarely received such a reception when he played for the Baltimore Orioles.
Making his first appearance at Camden Yards since he was traded by Baltimore four years ago, Arrieta settled down after a wild start to hold the Orioles to four hits over 6 2/3 innings and lead the Cubs to a 10-3 win Saturday night.
”Playing here in Camden Yards, it’s one of the most beautiful parks in all of baseball,” Arrieta said. ”It was just really cool, it really was. The fans were gracious. I learned a lot, and I’m able to be the player I am today because of what I went through while I was in the organization.”
Addison Russell homered for the second straight game, and Albert Almora and Anthony Rizzo also went deep for Chicago, which hit eight homers in winning the first two games of the series.