The Cubs sent 17 men to the plate in the first two innings of Wednesday night's game against the Orioles at Wrigley Field and scored six times en route to a 7-4 win.
Absent a pair of gopher balls to Jay Payton and winning pitcher Ted Lilly would have had quite a flashy box score line. As it was, Lilly lasted 7 innings, allowed 5 hits and 4 earned runs (all coming on Payton's two longballs), struck out 4 and walked 2. While his season record improved to 8-5—the lefty was won 7 of his last 8 decisions—the Cubs' mark in games Lilly has started is even better, 11-6.
Through Wednesday, here are the Cubs' records in games started by...
- Ryan Dempster, 12-4
- Carlos Zambrano, 10-6
- Jason Marquis, 9-5
- Sean Gallagher, 4-4
- Everybody else, 3-4
Labels: Ted Lilly