For the fourth consecutive time this season,
Arrieta allowed five runs, all of them earned, against the
Arrieta allowed just two hits, but he walked five batters and also hit another with a pitch. Inconsistent from at-bat to at-bat, he also struck out six Dodgers batters. He threw 91 pitches, 50 of them strikes, before leaving.
He started the game strong, retiring the first six batters.
The 27-year-old's fourth start of the season was reminiscent of his first three. In each of those starts, he ran up his pitch count and lasted five innings. Arrieta now has a 6.63 ERA and a 1-0 record on the season.
However, the O's managed to win in his first three starts.