Results tagged ‘ Hack Wilson ’

5/5 Soriano 1 HR away from club mark

Alfonso Soriano is on the verge of a club record heading into Wednesday’s game. He has hit in four straight games for the first time in his career, and needs a homer Wednesday to tie the Cubs’ all-time record of five straight games, shared by Sammy Sosa (June 3-8, 1998), Ryne Sandberg (Aug. 7-11, 1989), and Hack Wilson (July 3-7, 1928).

Soriano and teammate Derrek Lee both have 297 career homers, and are in a race to see who will be the 126th Major League player to reach 300.

— Carrie Muskat

9/7 Big 3-0

Derrek Lee belted his 30th homer in the first inning Monday, belting the first pitch from Daniel McCutchen to straightaway center. With the home run, Lee now is the eighth player to have at least three 30-homer seasons for the Cubs. The list includes Sammy Sosa (11 seasons), Ernie Banks (seven), Billy Williams (five), Ron Santo (four), Hank Sauer (four), Hack Wilson (four) and Aramis Ramirez (three).

The 30 homers are the most by Lee since he hit 46 in 2005.

— Carrie Muskat