Cubs History
August 4


Mark PriorMark Prior

August 4, 2002
Mark Prior's first complete game is a 4-1 victory over the Rockies at Wrigley Field.  Prior strikes out 13. 

Cubs History-August 4


Cubs birthdays:
Dallas Green, Bob Howry

August 4, 1951
AT Wrigley Field, the Braves score 5 runs in the 8th and 9th innings to take a 6-5 lead, but Randy Jackson's RBI triple in the 9th inning sends it the game to extra innings and Hank Sauer hits a walk-off RBI double (driving in Randy Jackson) in the 11th inning to win it for Cubs 7-6. 

August 4, 1955
Ernie Banks gets 4 hits, 3 of them home runs and drives in 7 runs as the Cubs defeat the Pirates 11-10 at Wrigley Field
 
August 4, 1964
Lew Burdette scatters 10 Cardinals hits for a complete game as the Cubs defeat the Cardinals 4-0 at Busch Stadium in St. Louis. 

August 4, 1968 
At Busch Stadium, the Cardinals honor Hall of Famer, Stan Musial unveiling a statute of the Cardinals great outside the stadium.  The Cubs ruin the
celebrations with a 13 inning, 6-5 victory over Bob Gibson, who pitched 11 innings.  Billy Williams homered, Ron Santo had 4 hits.  Al Spengler tied
the game in the 9th inning with a home run and pinch-hitter, Lee Elia got the game winning hit, driving in Randy Hundley for the 6-5 Cubs victory.
Elia, who later managed the Cubs, only had 3 hits and 3 RBI in his one season with the Cubs (1968).

August 4, 1971
Cubs defeat the Padres 3-0 as Milt Pappas pitches an 8-hit complete game shutout. 

August 4, 1983
At Busch Stadium in St. Louis, the Cubs defeat the Reds 9-6.  Ron Cey goes 2 for 4 with a triple, home run and 3 RBI.

August 4, 1986
At Wrigley Field, the Cubs defeat the Mets 4-2.  Ron Cey goes 3 for 3 witha  walk, a home run, a run scored and 2 RBI.

August 4, 2002
Mark Prior's first complete game is a 4-1 victory over the Rockies at Wrigley Field.  Prior strikes out 13. 

August 4, 2010
the Cubs defeat the Brewers 15-3 at Wrigley Field.  Starlin Castro goes
4 for 5 with 2 singles, a double, a triple and 2 runs scored. 

August 4, 2015
In Pittsburgh, Jake Arrieta pitches 7 scoreless innings, giving up just 2 hits as Cubs defeat the Pirates 5-0. 

Jake Arrieta Streak
Jake Arrieta's record at this time goes to 12-6 for the season and it begins one of the best pitching streaks in MLB history.  Arrieta will start 11 regular season games after this one, getting the victory in 10 of those 11 with the other being a no decision in a game that the Cubs won 3-2 (Pirates on September 16).  Arrieta will give up just 4 earned runs (6 unearned) in his final 12 games of the season that covers 83 1/3 innings. 

August 4, 2020

Cubs score all 5 runs with home runs as Jason Heyward & Jason Kipnis both hit 2-run home runs and Willson Contreras hits an 8th inning home run.  Craig Kimbrel struggles again, giving up 2 runs in the 9th before Kyle Ryan comes in to earn the save for a 5-4 Cubs win.  

August 4, 2021

In Colorado, the Cubs get a 3-2 win over the Rockies.  Patrick Wisdom drives in all 3 runs for the Cubs on a bases loaded double. Alec Mills pitches 6 innings, giving up 2 runs and Manny Rodriguez shuts down the Rockies in the 9th to earn his first MLB save.