Theriot extends hit streak to nine

Ryan Theriot's third-inning single extended his hitting streak to a season-high nine games. Theriot is 21 for 43 (.488) during the streak.

For a team not hitting, the Chicago Cubs have others in the lineup with hitting streaks. Second baseman Mike Fontenot has a seven-game hitting streak, and slumping third baseman Aramis Ramirez, still not hitting with his usual consistency, has a modest six-game streak of his own (.240).

  • Kosuke Fukudome's eighth-inning grand slam was the first of his career as an American major league player. The slam was also the Cubs' first of 2010.

  • How bad has the Cubs' recent slump been? They were just 1 for 20 with men in scoring position in their two recent losses to the Washington Nationals.