Cubs pitcher Jake Arrieta allows first-pitch home run

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Starting pitcher Jake Arrieta #49 of the Chicago Cubs delivers the ball against the Kansas City Royals at Wrigley Field on May 29, 2015 in Chicago, Illinois. (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)

On the first pitch of the game, Jake Arrieta threw a fastball down the middle of the plate, and Kansas City shortstop Alcides Escobar capitalized.

Arrieta allowed another solo home run to Alex Gordon in the second inning, and the Cubs were losing 2-0 after the second inning.

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