Wednesday, July 05, 2006

Astros look to sweep Cubs

Yesterday Craig Biggio played his 39th consecutive game against the Cubs without getting hit by a pitch, and the Astros won their 4th consecutive game, beating the Cubs 7-2. They'll be looking for their third straight 7-2 win, or a win by some other score, tonight against the Cubs rookie starter Sean Marshall. Marshall has hit 4 batters so far in his career, but has not hit Craig Biggio with a pitch. In his last outing he gave up 4 runs in 6 innings against the White Sox and plunked AJ Pierzynski, who is widely rumored to have deserved it.

Robert Ellis plunked Biggio on July 5, 2001, and Jeff Suppan hit Biggio with a pitch on July 5, 2003.

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