Mets beat Cubs 4-3, Arrieta's 1st road loss in 14 months

Chicago Cubs starting pitcher Jake Arrieta, left, walks off the mound after being relieved during the sixth inning of a baseball game against the New York Mets, Saturday, July 2, 2016, in New York. (AP Photo/Julie Jacobson)
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NEW YORK (AP) Jake Arrieta lost a regular-season road start for the first time in 14 months when Neil Walker hit a two-run homer and Travis d'Arnaud blooped a two-run single that pushed the New York Mets over Chicago 4-3 on Saturday night for their third straight win over the Cubs.

Bartolo Colon (7-4) outpitched the NL Cy Young Award winner, who struggled with his control in a 35-pitch first inning, when he went to 3-2 counts on his first four batters.

After winning his first 12 decisions, Arrieta (12-3) lost for the third time in six starts, giving up four runs and eight hits in 5 1/3 innings. He had been 19-0 in 24 regular-season road starts since losing at St. Louis on May 7, 2015.