Jake Arrieta hits a no-doubt home run against the Pirates

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This season, Jake Arrieta has done just about everything on the mound. Sunday, he decided to dominate at the plate as well.

In the bottom of the second inning, with the Cubs already up 1-0, Arrieta took an A.J. Burnett pitch out to deep right-center field.

A pitcher hitting a home run at all is impressive, but putting a ball that far out is a feat for any player. The Pirates outfielders barely moved as they watched the ball leave the field of play.

The home run sent the Wrigley faithful on fire. The crowd cheered until Arrieta gave them a curtain call.

Arrieta didn’t give up any attention to his pitching in order to hit. Through four innings, the Cubs ace didn’t allow a Pirates player to reach base. He also tallied seven strike outs.

This was Arrieta’s second home run on the season. He is hoping to help the Cubs end their losing streak and get a game back from Pittsburgh.

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