10/15/2003 12:34 AM ET
Official NLCS Postgame Notes
Florida Marlins at Chicago Cubs, Game 6, Oct. 14, 2003
Going the Distance: Tomorrow night a Game Seven will be played in NLCS history for the sixth time and first since 1996...The Marlins will attempt to become the fourth team in LCS history to overcome a 3-1 deficit...The others were the 1985 Kansas City Royals over the Toronto Blue Jays; the 1986 Boston Red Sox over the California Angels and the 1996 Atlanta Braves over the St. Louis Cardinals.
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Crazy Eights: The eight runs scored by the Marlins in the eighth inning established a club postseason record... Previously, the Fish scored seven runs in the top of the ninth inning in Game Three of the 1997 World
Series against the Cleveland Indians... It also tied a Marlins record for runs in an inning and was the ninth such occurrence (last on July 25, 2003 against Philadelphia)...The St. Louis Cardinals scored a NLCS record nine runs in the second inning on October 13, 1985 against Los Angeles.
The Singles Guy: Kenny Lofton's first-inning single was his ninth of the series, tying a NLCS record for singles in a series...He joins Pittsburgh's Jay Bell (1991) and Atlanta's Chipper Jones and Mark Lemke (1996).
Lofty Numbers: Kenny Lofton has now scored in the first inning in seven of the Cubs' 11 postseason games...In addition, he also tied a NLCS record for runs in a series (also Will Clark in 1989, Javy Lopez in 1996
and Timo Perez in 2000).
First Things First: The Cubs have outscored the Marlins 12-0 in the first inning in this series...In the postseason this year, Chicago has outscored its opponent 15-1 in the first frame.
Ivan The Great: Pudge Rodriguez' one-out single in the eighth inning gave him nine for the series, tying the NLCS record for RBI in a series with San Francisco's Matt Williams in 1989... In addition, the base hit also
extended his hitting streak to 10 games.
Total Effort: Chicago (106) and Florida (96) have now combined for 202 total bases this series, establishing a NLCS record...Pittsburgh (100) and Atlanta (90) held the record with 190 in 1992.
Bringing Them Home: Florida (30) and Chicago (35) have combined for a NLCS record 65 RBI this series...The previous record was 64 by Atlanta (32) and Pittsburgh (32) in 1992.