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Cubs' Jake Arrieta blanks Pirates, division series with Cardinals next

Cubs' Jake Arrieta blanks Pirates, division series with Cardinals next

They celebrated like wild fraternity brothers Wednesday night.

"We have a special group," rookie Kyle Schwarber said after supporting Jake Arrieta's latest mastery with a two-run homer and three RBIs. "We have great personalities and great leadership top to bottom."

From the strategy of manager Joe Maddon to Arrieta's 11-strikeout, four-hit shutout to offense Dexter Fowler and Schwarber provided, the Cubs celebrated in a raucous manner after quieting the Pirates 4-0 in the National League wild-card game.

"We're going to celebrate," President Theo Epstein responded after being asked about facing the rival Cardinals in the best-of-five...

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