Arrieta 4-hits Pirates in Cubs' 4-0 win

(AP Photo/Gene J. Puskar)

PITTSBURGH (AP) Maybe it's time to stop treating the Chicago Cubs like they're too young to be here.

The stage they seemingly weren't ready for now seems hardly big enough to contain them. Not with Jake Arrieta dealing. Not with a group of 20-somethings in the field that play with swagger and confidence. Not with a manager adept at keeping the minds of his rapidly maturing team decidedly clutter-free.

Watch out baseball, the Cubs - yes, the Cubs - are ahead of schedule. And the timetable only seems to be picking up speed for Joe Maddon's bunch.


AL Stolen Bases
Rank Name SB
1 J. Altuve, Hou38
2 L. Cain, KC28
3t B. Burns, Oak26
3t J. Dyson, KC26
5t E. Andrus, Tex25
5t D. DeShields, Tex25
5t K. Pillar, Tor25
8 J. Marisnick, Hou24
9 A. Gose, Det23
10t M. Betts, Bos21
View Full Leaderboard
NL Stolen Bases
Rank Name SB
1 D. Gordon, Mia58
2 B. Hamilton, Cin57
3 C. Blackmon, Col43
4 A. Pollock, Ari39
5 S. Marte, Pit30
6 G. Polanco, Pit27
7 J. Segura, Mil25
8t R. Braun, Mil24
8t B. Revere, Phi24
10t J. Heyward, StL23
View Full Leaderboard