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Number crunch: Arrieta, Cubs in most dominant no-hitter since 1884

Chicago Cubs starting pitcher Jake Arrieta, right, celebrates with catcher David Ross after the final out of his no-hitter against the Cincinnati Reds, Thursday, April 21, 2016, in Cincinnati. The Cubs won 16-0.
Chicago Cubs starting pitcher Jake Arrieta, right, celebrates with catcher David Ross after the final out of his no-hitter against the Cincinnati Reds, Thursday, April 21, 2016, in Cincinnati. The Cubs won 16-0. The Associated Press

A look behind the box score of Jake Arrieta’s no-hitter Thursday for the Cubs, who beat the Cincinnati Reds 16-0.

2: Career no-hitters for Arrieta. His first came on Aug. 30, 2015 against the Dodgers, 2-0. Chicago had 13 hits in that game.

2: Hits by Arrieta in four at-bats Thursday. He also walked once and scored a run.

2: Home runs by the Cubs’ Kris Bryant on Thursday. He also homered in Arrieta’s first no-hitter.

4: Defending Cy Young Award winners to throw a no-hitter.

6: Strikeouts by Arrieta, half the amount he had in his first no-no.

6: RBIs by Bryant, bringing his season total to 13.

16: Runs scored by the Cubs, second most in history for the winning team in a no-hitter. Pud Galvin’s Buffalo Bisons beat Detroit 18-0 on Aug. 4, 1884.

18: Hits by the Cubs on Thursday.

30: Pitchers with multiple no-hitters in major-league history. Arrieta joins Larry Corcoran (three) and Ken Holtzman (two) as the Cubs on the list.

119: Pitches thrown by Arrieta.

197: Pitches thrown by the Reds’ four pitchers.

Compiled by Jon Schultz

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