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Friday, June 10, 2005

Seven Home Runs! Today was a wild one at Wrigley as the Cubs defeated the Boston Red Sox 14-6 (Boxscore) in the Red Sox first visit to Wrigley field.

The score should tell you pretty much everything you need to know about the game, but to give you a more complete understanding, I'll post five facts.

  • #1: Greg Maddux hit a home run, his first since 1999.
  • #2: Greg Maddux pitched 6.2 innings, notching victory #310.
  • #3: Bronson Arroyo recorded 12 outs, it took him 97 pitches to do so.
  • #4: The Cubs had 20 hits, 10 were for extra bases, including 4 home runs.
  • #5: The Red Sox bullpen allowed seven runs in four innings.

The four Cubs home runs bring their team total to 77, tops in the National League. They have had 42 solo shots, 22 two run homers, 13 three run blasts, and no grand slams.

In contrast, the pitching staff has allowed 61 home runs, which is right in the middle of the NL. The Florida Marlins staff had only allowed 30 home runs entering play today.

Chicago Cubs Media Guide Trivia Nugget of the Day:
Page 217: Ken Holtzman holds the Cubs' single season record for wins without a loss. In 1967, Holtzman, a southpaw, started 12 games and went 9-0 with a 2.53 ERA in 92.2 IP.

The record for most wins without a loss by a righthander belongs to Mike Harkey. Harkey, who was drafted with the fourth overall pick in the 1987 draft went 4-0 in 1992. He was plagued by injuries in his disappointing career with the Cubs, but for seven starts between DL visits in '92, Harkey never lost a decision.

Posted by Byron at June 10, 2005 9:43 PM | Bookmark and Share | BallHype: hype it up!
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