SAN FRANCISCO — The Chicago Cubs became a second group in story to have dual pitchers strike home runs in a postseason array when Jake Arrieta took San Francisco Giants ace Madison Bumgarner low in a second inning of Monday’s diversion between a dual teams.
Arrieta strike a 1-2 representation out to left margin for a three-run home run dual days after Cubs service pitcher Travis Wood did a same to a Giants in Game 2 of their National League Division Series. It’s a initial time given a 1924 Giants that dual pitchers from a same group have left low in a playoff series; 1924 also was a final time a service pitcher strike a home run in a postseason.
Arrieta is a fourth Cubs pitcher to strike a home run in a playoffs, while Bumgarner gave adult his initial prolonged round to an hostile pitcher in his career. It also finished Bumgarner’s 24-inning postseason scoreless streak.
It was Arrieta’s fifth career home run and third this season.
Information from The Associated Press was used in this report.