Cubs right-hander Jake Arrieta hasn’t forgotten his time with the Baltimore Orioles. Instead of simply moving on from that part of his career, he still draws on the positive and negative experiences he had in Baltimore.

It was clear during the Cubs’ 4-1 victory Friday against the Orioles that those years haven’t been wasted.

‘‘You think about it all the time,’’ Arrieta said. ‘‘That’s just part of my development. Those years still are very important to me for a lot of reasons. Regardless of how certain situations went — negatively or positively — they all impacted my career in a certain way.’’

In July 2013, the Orioles traded Arrieta, reliever Pedro Strop and two international signing slots to the Cubs for right-hander Scott Feldman and utility player Steve Clevenger. The deal put an end to an up-and-down four years with the Orioles for Arrieta, who went from being their Opening Day starter in 2012 to a piece of a trade for
another pitcher after struggling with consistency and control.

Those problems seem to have been fixed with the Cubs.

‘‘He’s just being more consistent; he always has [had] the good stuff,’’ Strop said. ‘‘It’s just being consistent and being focused on what he needs to do.’’

When he was traded to the Cubs, Arrieta was 20-25 with a 5.46 ERA in his career and was languishing
in Class AAA. He needed a change of scenery.