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Arrieta moves to 9-0 and Cubs edge Cardinals 9-8

Jake Arrieta got some help from the Cubs' offense to stay perfect.

Arrieta remained unbeaten on the season despite allowing as many as four runs for the first time in nearly a year and the Chicago Cubs beat the St. Louis Cardinals 9-8 on Wednesday.

"I picked a good day to be (bad)," Arrieta said.

"I was aggressive but they had a good game plan coming in and it was a good thing our offense was able to be extremely productive today."

Arrieta (9-0) joined the White Sox's Chris Sale as the only nine-game winners in the majors.

Arrieta allowed four runs in a regular-season game for the first time since June 16, 2015.

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