Notes from #Cubs wild Wild Card win
More notes from Wednesday’s 4-0 Cubs win over the Pirates at PNC Park in the NL Wild Card Game:
*Dexter Fowler went 3-for-4 for his second career multi-hit postseason game. He also tied a Cubs single-game postseason record by scoring three times, matching Frank Demaree’s mark, set Oct. 2, 1932, against the Yankees.
*Fowler hit his first postseason home run. It also was his first homer since Sept. 7, and first of his career at PNC Park.
*Kyle Schwarber is the first Cubs rookie to homer in a postseason game since Geovany Soto did so in Game 2 of the 2007 Division Series at Arizona. It’s the third time in Cubs postseason history that a rookie homered in a game. He joins Soto and Frank Demaree, who connected in the 1932 World Series. Schwarber is the first to do so in his first postseason game. He joins Demaree as the only Cubs rookie with three RBI in a postseason game.
*The Cubs posted their first shutout in a postseason game since Game 1 of the 1984 League Championship Series against the Padres. It was the ninth shutout in Cubs postseason history.
*Jake Arrieta extended his scoreless innings streak to 31 innings with his complete game on Wednesday.
*Arrieta is the first Cubs pitcher to throw a shutout in the postseason since Claude Passeau did so Oct. 5, 1945, against Detroit in Game 3 of the World Series.
*Wednesday’s win snapped the Cubs’ nine-game postseason losing streak. It was the team’s first win since Game 4 of the 2003 NLCS.