Cubs Game Notes For Thursday vs. Pirates
*The Cubs can win their first series since taking 2-0f-3 from Cincinnati September 9-11 last season.
*Travis Wood is tied for second among major league left-handers with 25 quality starts dating back to last year, trailing only Clayton Kershaw’s 28.
*It took Emilio Bonifacio just seven games to record a one-hit game, two two-hit games, a three-hit game, a four-hit game, an a career-high five-hit game.
*The Cubs have scored 21 runs in the last three games after scoring only eight runs in the first five games.
*Anthony Rizzo has recorded a career-high four straight multi-hit games, including a 4-for5 game last night with three hits off lefties.
*Starlin Castro has hit safely in his last six games going 10-for-25.