5/22 Extra bases

* The Cubs have scored 31 runs in the ninth inning this season, their most productive inning, and the most runs by any team in the ninth.

* Chicago pitchers have served up three home runs in each of their last three games. This is the first time they’ve done that since Sept. 7-9, 2006, when the Pirates and Braves connected.

* The Cubs will make a roster move today to open a spot for starter Travis Wood. That will mean they’ve made 12 moves on the 25-man roster in the last six days, starting May 16.

* On Tuesday, the Cubs will try to grab their first lead in a game since last Wednesday when Alfonso Soriano’s two-run homer gave the team a 2-1 edge in the fourth against the Phillies. Chicago has gone 50 innings without having the lead.

– Carrie Muskat

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