4/29 Extra bases
Cubs pitcher Ted Lilly gave up three homers on Thursday, the first time he’s served up multiple homers since Aug. 22, 2009, at Los Angeles. He’s the first starter to give up six runs since Carlos Zambrano gave up eight on April 5 at Atlanta in the season opener.
* Ryan Theriot has a nine-game hitting streak, and is batting .488 in that stretch with eight RBIs. He had four streaks of nine or more games last season.
* Despite hitting .159 overall, Aramis Ramirez has hit safely in six straight games, and is .240 in that stretch.
* Kosuke Fukudome’s grand slam in the eighth was his first in two-plus years in the U.S. Major Leagues. It’s his first four RBIs game since July 30, 2009.
– Carrie Muskat