9/8 Behind the eight ball

The Cubs tied a Major League record Tuesday when they rattled off eight straight hits in the first inning, and it’s the second time in history that the Cubs have done so against the Pirates. According to Elias Sports Bureau, this has been done five other times (team with * is team that collected the eight hits):

Sept. 25, 1990: *New York Yankees vs. Baltimore

Sept. 27, 1981: *Oakland Athletics vs. White Sox

Aug. 26, 1975: *Pittsburgh Pirates vs. Atlanta

Aug. 5, 1975: *Philadelphia Phillies vs. Cubs

April 21, 1973: *Cubs vs. Pirates

Note: The last time the Cubs scored seven runs in the first inning was Sept. 17, 2006, when they did so against the Reds.

— Carrie Muskat


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