CHICAGO -- While trade rumors swirl around Ryan Dempster, he is making history in Chicago.
Through injury and an All-Star break, Dempster has continued to blank opponents, tossing six scoreless innings on Saturday in a 4-1 win against the D-backs. He became the first Cubs pitcher to toss 33 consecutive scoreless innings since Ken Holtzman in 1969.
Dempster's active run is one of only four Cubs pitching streaks to reach 33 scoreless innings in the last 95 seasons. He hasn't allowed a run since May 30, and lowered his ERA to 1.68 in the process. The club record of 44 consecutive scoreless innings was established by Ed Reulbach back in 1908, according to the Cubs' media guide.
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