- Bruce Levine, Chicago baseball beat reporter
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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.
As a team they're struggling, but the Cubs still have a few streaking hitters.