Former Cubs slugger Soriano putting on a show in New York

Former Cubs slugger Soriano putting on a show in New York
August 15, 2013, 10:00 am
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Tony Andracki

While the Cubs offense struggles through a historically bad stretch, former Chicago slugger Alfonso Soriano is having his own run-in with history in New York.

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Soriano, who was dealt to the Yankees last month, hit two homers and drove in six runs Tuesday night. Wednesday, he upped the ante, collecting another pair of bombs, but this time with seven RBI, a new career high.

That puts the 37-year-old's two-day total at four homers and 13 RBI.

That's the second-best two-game stretch in Yankee history, behind only Tony Lazzeri (15 RBI) in 1936, and more than iconic sluggers Lou Gehrig and Babe Ruth ever accumulated.

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Soriano's hot streak had the New York tabloids buzzing Thursday morning:

New York Post

Newsday

Meanwhile, the Cubs were shut out again Wednesday afternoon, the fourth time in their last five home games they failed to plate even one run. Monday's 2-0 loss to the Reds was the also first time the Cubs had been shut out at home three straight games in 89 years.

Soriano has driven in more runs in the last two games than the entire Cubs team has managed in the past seven home contests.