Cubs History
May 31


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May 31, 1998

Jeff Pico pitches a compelete game shutout in his MLB debut.




May 31, 1948
At Wrigley Field, the Cubs and Pirates split a doubleheader.  Andy Pafko has a big day homering in both games of the doubleheader, going 5 for 8 with 2 runs scored and 4 RBI.

May 31, 1954
Cubs  defeat Cardinals 14 to 4 as Hank Sauer hits 2 home runs and the team hits 7 home run total
    
May 31, 1964
In Sterling Slaughter's first MLB start, he pitches 7 scoreless innings, allowing just one hit.  Linday McDaniel pitches the final  2 innings without allowing a hit as well as Cubs defeat Braves 2-0 in 2nd game of a doubleheader. 
  
May 31, 1973 
Cubs score 10 runs in the 1st inning in a 16-8 victory over the Astros. 
  
May 31, 1975
Jose Cardenal drives in both Cubs runs with 2 home runs and Rick Reuschel pitches a complete game 3-hitter as the Cubs defeat the Dodgers 2-1 at Wrigley Field.  

May 31, 1985
At the Astrodome, the Cubs defeat the Astros 6-2 in 10 innings.  Davey Lopes RBI single gave the Cubs a 3-2 lead and Keith Moreland's 3-run home run seals the victory for the Cubs.  Scott Sanderson gave up 2 runs over 8 innings and Lee Smith's 2 scoreless relief innings earns him the victory.
 
May 31, 1988
Jeff Pico pitches a complete game shutout in his MLB debut.

May 31, 2003
The Chicago Cubs and Houston Astros play the longest 1-0 game in major league history with the game going 16 innings. Sammy Sosa drove in the winning run with a single and Cubs pitchers allow just 6 hits in 16 innings at Wrigley Field to record the shutout victory.
 
May 31, 2014
Jason Hammel and 2 Cubs relievers shut out the Brewers, Anthony Rizzo homers twice as Cubs defeat the Brewers 8-0 at Miller Park


May 31, 2015
David Ross gets the walk-off RBI single as the Cubs defeat the Royals, 2-1 in 11 innings at Wrigley Field.