Team rallies for extra-inning win; Wade Davis' dominance continues

Jake Arrieta drives a triple over Reds right-fielder Scooter Gennett's head in the fifth inning Saturday

Jake Arrieta drives a triple over Reds right-fielder Scooter Gennett's head in the fifth inning Saturday

2016 - Jake Arrieta of the Chicago Cubs pitched his second no-hitter in a span of 11 regular-season starts, shutting down the Cincinnati Reds in a 16-0 rout.

Manager Joe Maddon's club went 15-4 last season against the Reds, including 8-2 at Great American Ball Park.

The Cubs are now 0.5 games in front of the Reds in the National League Central. Cincinnati leads Chicago by a half-game entering the weekend, but the Reds have cooled after their hot start, dropping five of their last seven.

Lester has had a pretty strong start to the season, giving up just two earned runs and scattering 14 hits over 18 innings of work, but he's yet to be credited with a win, and he'll try to break that streak on Friday night when he faces the Reds.

If the Reds (9-7) are going to continue their surprising start to 2017, they'll need to find a way to exorcise their Cubbie demons.

"That's what we always say: Comeback kids", Rizzo said. "You can't have some team run roughshod over you over the course of 18 or 19 games".

Rizzo's homer extended his hitting streak to 10 games.

Anthony Rizzo hit six homers along the banks of the Ohio River a year ago. The Cubs will need to remain patient at the plate, with Ben Zobrist likely keying that effort after getting Friday night off for the Cubs. He hit.333 in home games in April last season. Eddie Mathews hit 11 against them in 1953 and Earl Torgeson had 11 in 1950.

"I like the repetition of his delivery better", Maddon said. "That's been the difference in him from previous year". Considering he was bypassed as a starter based on his rough Cactus League outings and carries little to no former prospect status, it's easy to see why Adleman consistently gets overlooked.

Reds: LHP Cody Reed makes his first start of the season, filling out the depleted rotation. Robert Stephenson (0-1) took the loss for Cincinnati. Adleman was recalled from Triple-A Louisville on Sunday when left-hander Brandon Finnegan went on the disabled list with a shoulder strain.

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