...the Cubs outhit the Mariners 12-3 Thursday afternoon but almost lost.
...Mariners starter Jeff Weaver, who came into the game with an ERA above 12, gave up just three runs over six innings, none after the first inning.
...the Mariners scored all four of their runs in one inning, a rally started by a hit batsman…who happened to be Mariners starter Jeff Weaver.
...the big hit of the inning, Raul Ibanez’s three-run double, was the only hit of the inning.
...the winning hit for the home team was delivered by Cesar Izturis.
...somebody suffered a disappointing, one-run loss today at Wrigley Field. And it wasn’t the Cubs.