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Surging Cubs blank slumping Cardinals

CHICAGO — Junior Lake and Anthony Rizzo homered as the Cubs beat the Cardinals 3-0 on Saturday for their third straight win. It is Chicago's longest win streak since July.

"We know we're a good team," said Rizzo, who led off the eighth with his third homer in three games. "It's just about getting the wins. (Saturday), we got the win. The last few days, we've gotten a win. It's just about staying with it, keep battling."

St. Louis has lost 10 of 15 and scored two or fewer runs in eight of those games. And at 15-16, this is the latest it has been below .500 since ending 2007 at 78-84.

"It's not looking like what we want it to look like," manager Mike Matheny said. "Whatever we're doing is not working. So we have to figure it out and figure it out fast."

Jake Arrieta, slowed by shoulder stiffness, struck out seven over 51/3 innings in his season debut. He allowed five runners over the first three innings but escaped each time.

"Command of my sinker down in the zone was working really good, establishing the curveball early in the game," Arrieta said. "The more you do that with secondary stuff, the less they can eliminate certain pitches later in the game. That's kind of what we had going for us."

Cubs 3

Cardinals 0

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