Yesterday, I covered the San Francisco Giants’ pitching staff tying the modern-era record for 16 consecutive games for giving up three runs or less. Wednesday night, the Giants made it 17 in a row after a 13-0 whitewashing of the Chicago Cubs at Wrigley Field. I also noted that the Giants were only 10-6 during the streak due to an inept offense. Shortstop Juan Uribe helped cure that problem, at least for a game, by hitting a grand slam and a two-run homer during a nine-run second inning. The only other visiting player to hit two home runs in one inning at Wrigley was Hall of Famer (and future Cub) Andre Dawson, for the 1985 Expos, in a 17-15 Montreal victory. It was the largest shutout defeat for the Cubs in 22 years when they were blanked 17-0 by the Reds. It also matched the Cubs’ most decisive shutout loss to the Giants set in 1935.
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