Lilly earns 100th career win as Cubs best Cards

BY foxsports • July 12, 2009

Ted Lilly called it a cool experience. Earning his 100th major league victory was a milestone that had him reflecting on his past, while his teammates joked with him about the future.

"It's pretty special. I was thinking today about the first one in New York against Oakland (2001). Just getting that one I hadn't even been thinking about trying to get 99 more," Lilly said.

Lilly allowed just four hits in eight strong innings and the Cubs beat the first-place St. Louis Cardinals 5-2 Saturday to stop a three-game losing streak.

Lilly is 100-81 in his major league career that began in 1999. He has also pitched for the Expos, Yankees, Athletics and Blue Jays. Of his 100 wins, 41 have come in his 2 1/2 seasons with Chicago.

"It's really a cool thing. And then you come into the clubhouse and talk to your buddies in there and they're telling you, 'You only got 200 more to go,"' Lilly said.

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