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Cubs pitcher Jason Marquis hits grand slam

Updated: September 23, 2008, 12:44 AM ET
Associated Press

NEW YORK -- Jason Marquis hit a grand slam Monday night against the New York Mets and became the first Chicago Cubs pitcher in 36 years to have five RBIs in a game.

Marquis connected off rookie Jon Niese in the fourth inning, snapping a 2-all tie with his fifth career homer and second this season. It was the second slam the Mets allowed to a pitcher this year -- Seattle's Felix Hernandez cracked one June 23 off Johan Santana, also at Shea Stadium.

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