Arrieta, Bryant lead Cubs past Mets 6-1

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CHICAGO (AP) — Jake Arrieta pitched eight sparkling innings, Kris Bryant homered for the second straight day and the Chicago Cubs spoiled Noah Syndergaard anticipated debut with a 6-1 victory over the New York Mets on Tuesday night.

Arrieta (4-3) had a season-high 10 strikeouts and allowed one run and three hits. The right-hander had dropped each his last two starts.

Bryant had three hits, including his first major league triple. The rookie star hit a leadoff shot against Hansel Robles in the eighth, sending a towering shot to the back of the bleachers in left.