Chicago Cubs' Starlin Castro, center, and Anthony Rizzo, right, celebrate after Castro's two-run home run. (AP Photo/Matt Slocum)Jake Arrieta threw seven impressive innings, Starlin Castro hit a two-run homer and the Chicago Cubs beat the Philadelphia Phillies 2-1 Friday night in matchup of last-place teams.
Arrieta (2-1) allowed two hits and no runs, tying a career high with nine strikeouts. He didn't give up a hit until Domonic Brown sliced a double just inside the left field line with one out in the fifth.
The Phillies were seeking their first four-game winning streak since last June 2-6.
Phillies starter Roberto Hernandez (2-5) was ejected after hitting Castro with a fastball on the left arm in the sixth inning.
Hernandez allowed two runs and three hits in 5 2-3 innings. He walked Anthony Rizzo leading off the fourth. Castro then drove his ninth homer out to left.
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