LET’S PLAY TWO.
The Chicago White Sox, Boston Red Sox, Chicago Cubs and Washington Nationals combined to make history Thursday night when they played a pair of baseball games in the same city. While only two teams won in Chicago, all four remain in first place.
1. Kyle Hendricks had by far one of his best outings of the season, holding the red-hot Nationals lineup to only two hits while issuding two walks and recording four strikeouts.
2. Ben Zobrist had two hits and four RBI’s while providing the Cubs breathing room late in the game.
3. Dexter Fowler had an off night…literally. After striking out for a second time, Fowler was ejected for arguing with the home plate umpire.
4. With Thursday’s victory the Cubs are now nine out of ten in series opening games.
5. Cubs’ hitters as a team, lead the the majors in walks so far this season with 139, 21 more that the second-place Pirates.
May 6, 1998 – Kerry Wood in just his 5th major league start strikes out 20 batters in a 2-0 victory over the Houston Astros at Wrigley Field.