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Monday, September 2
 
Wood could have had a chance at five

Associated Press

CHICAGO -- Kerry Wood tied a major league record with four strikeouts in one inning Monday, doing it in the fourth inning of the second game in a doubleheader against the Milwaukee Brewers.

Kerry Wood
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Chicago Cubs
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2002 SEASON STATISTICS
GM W L Sv K ERA
28 9 8 0 177 3.75

Interestingly, Wood might have had a chance at five in an inning had Matt Stairs not grounded out to start the inning. After that, Wood struck out Bill Hall. But catcher Todd Hundley's throw to first was way off and Hall got all the way to third on the error. Ryan Thompson followed with a swinging strikeout.

Paul Bako struck out, but reached base when Wood's wild pitch skipped in the dirt and away from Hundley. Pitcher Andrew Lorraine then struck out swinging to end the inning.

Wood is the third Cubs pitcher to strike out four in one inning. Jim Davis did it in St. Louis on May 27, 1956, and Bill Bonham did it against Montreal on July 31, 1974.




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