Travis Wood is grand

Cubs pitcher Travis Wood hit a 4th inning grand slam off the White Sox Jake Peavy to lead his team to an 8-3 win at Wrigley Field.

In addition, Wood held the Sox to two runs in six innings.

Wood now has five career homers and two this season after hitting the first grand slam by a Cubs pitcher since Jason Marquis hit one Sept. 22, 2008, in New York against the Mets and first by a Cubs pitcher at Wrigley since Burt Hooton hit one Sept. 16, 1972, also against the Mets.

The Cubs pitchers now have 19 RBI in May, a National League record for one month. The last time any team’s pitching staff had more than 19 runs batted in for a month was 1940 when the Detroit Tigers had a month with 20.

Cubs RBI by Position in May

Cubs pitchers 19 RBI in May

  • Cubs catchers have 13 RBI
  • Cubs first basemen have 16 RBI
  • Cubs second basemen have 5 RBI
  • Cubs third basemen have 6 RBI
  • Cubs shortstops have 9 RBI
  • Cubs left fielders have 19 RBI
  • Cubs center fielders have 10 RBI
  • Cubs right fielders have 13 RBI
  • Cubs designated hitters have 1 RBI

The 31 Grand Slams of 2013

The Twins’ Pedro Hernandez is the only pitcher to allow two slams this season.

Yr# Date Batter Tm Opp Pitcher Score Inn
1 2013-04-01 Collin Cowgill NYM SDP Brad Brach ahead 2-7 b7
2 2013-04-05 Chris Davis BAL MIN Tyler Robertson tied 5-5 b8
3 2013-04-05 Xavier Paul CIN WSN Henry Rodriguez ahead 0-10 b7
4 2013-04-07 Billy Butler KCR @PHI Cole Hamels down 4-2 t5
5 2013-04-12 John Buck NYM @MIN Pedro Hernandez ahead 2-6 t2
6 2013-04-13 Mark Reynolds CLE CHW Chris Sale ahead 2-3 b5
7 2013-04-16 Yuniesky Betancourt MIL SFG Barry Zito ahead 3-5 b3
8 2013-04-18 Matt Wieters BAL TBR Brandon Gomes tied 6-6 b10
9 2013-04-20 Mike Trout LAA DET Rick Porcello ahead 0-5 b1
10 2013-04-21 Nelson Cruz TEX SEA Aaron Harang ahead 2-4 b5
11 2013-04-22 Mike Napoli BOS OAK A.J. Griffin ahead 3-4 b5
12 2013-04-24 Jordany Valdespin NYM LAD Josh Wall tied 3-3 b10
13 2013-04-25 Alex Gordon KCR @DET Darin Downs ahead 3-4 t10
14 2013-05-04 Nolan Arenado COL TBR David Price ahead 3-5 b7
15 2013-05-04 Dustin Ackley SEA @TOR R.A. Dickey ahead 0-1 t4
16 2013-05-05 Adeiny Hechavarria MIA @PHI Roy Halladay ahead 0-5 t3
17 2013-05-06 Evan Longoria TBR TOR Mark Buehrle ahead 0-1 b3
18 2013-05-08 Jonny Gomes BOS MIN Pedro Hernandez down 4-0 b1
19 2013-05-08 Juan Francisco ATL @CIN J.J. Hoover ahead 1-3 t8
20 2013-05-11 Jesus Guzman SDP @TBR Jeremy Hellickson down 6-2 t7
21 2013-05-13 Andy Dirks DET HOU Bud Norris ahead 2-3 b4
22 2013-05-15 Raul Ibanez SEA @NYY Phil Hughes ahead 0-2 t1
23 2013-05-15 Stephen Drew BOS @TBR Jamey Wright ahead 0-4 t3
24 2013-05-17 Justin Upton ATL LAD Paco Rodriguez down 4-2 b6
25 2013-05-17 Jordan Pacheco COL SFG Madison Bumgarner tied 5-5 b5
26 2013-05-17 David Freese STL MIL Wily Peralta ahead 0-1 b1
27 2013-05-21 Travis Snider PIT CHC Shawn Camp down 3-1 b6
28 2013-05-21 Daniel Descalso STL @SDP Anthony Bass ahead 1-5 t8
29 2013-05-22 Evan Gattis ATL MIN Vance Worley ahead 0-4 b4
30 2013-05-23 Edwin Encarnacion TOR BAL Pedro Strop ahead 3-4 b6
31 2013-05-30 Travis Wood CHC CHW Jake Peavy ahead 1-2 b4
Provided by Baseball-Reference.com: View Original Table
Generated 5/31/2013.