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Cubs lefthander Jon Lester (shown here in his May 12 start) has never lost to the Phillies (David Banks)
Cubs lefthander Jon Lester (shown here in his May 12 start) has never lost to the Phillies (David Banks)|Associated Press
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The Thursday Quickie Quiz & Single Digits -- Cole Hamels, Rhys Hoskins, Steve Jeltz, Bryce Harper, Jon Lester, Gleyber Torres, Lou Gehrig

Bob Vetrone

Bob Vetrone

THURSDAY’S QUICKIE QUIZ

>>> Cole Hamels was the MVP of the NLCS and the World Series in 2008. Can you name the two players that have pulled off that same double since then?

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THURSDAY’S SINGLE DIGITS

>>> The Phillies’ Rhys Hoskins has now gone 14 consecutive games without an extra-base hit. That is the longest such streak of his career . . . Steve Jeltz (59 games) holds the Phillies’ record for non-pitchers since Divisional Play began in 1969.

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>>> Since the end of the sixth inning Tuesday, when Bryce Harper tossed a ball over the Cubs fans in right field and out of Wrigley Field, Chicago has outscored the Phillies by 10-6 . . . Before that throw, the Phils had outscored the Cubs, 6-4, this series.

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>>> Cubs are 9-1 all-time when Thursday’s starter Jon Lester faces the Phillies. He is 8-0, 1.49 in those 10 starts.

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>>> Yankees infielder Gleyber Torres has 10 home runs in 11 games against the Baltimore Orioles this season . . . The Yankees’ Lou Gehrig holds the MLB record for most home runs against one club in a season. He had 14 in 23 games against the Indians in 1936.

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QUICKIE QUIZ ANSWER

>>> The Cardinals David Freese (2011) and the Giants Madison Bumgarner (2014) have pulled off the postseason MVP Double since Hamels did so in 2008.