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Marlon Is A Rare Byrd, Making Something From Nothing

More Marlon marvelousness: Byrd’s game last night was only the 18th time in Cubs history, and the first since Jeff Huson did it on April 20, 2000, that a Cubs player scored at least three runs without a hit.

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A few other notes about this unusual feat:

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  • Andy Pafko is the only Cub to score four runs without a hit; he did it on April 19, 1947.
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  • Don Kessinger and Ron Santo accomplished the three-runs-on-no-hits feat twice.
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  • The only Cub to do this in a loss was Pete LaCock in the first game of a doubleheader against the Dodgers on August 13, 1976; they blew a 7-2 lead and lost 8-7, fairly typical for those mid-70s teams.