- There have been 17 times this season that the final score of a game was 6-2. This was the score in three different games on Thursday and in each of the three games this weekend in the Yankees/Mariners series (thank you Ken Levine).
- Derek Jeter leads the majors this season with 54 hits. He now has 3142 hits, tying him for 16th place on the career list with Robin Yount, next up: Paul Waner 3152 and then George Brett, 3154.
- Since his homer, Albert Pujols is 3-for-14 (all singles).
- Josh Harrison had a walkoff single for the Pirates yesterday in the 12th inning to give the Bucs a 3-2 win over the Astros. Pittsburgh completed a 5-4 homestand in which it scored 23 runs, an average of 2.6 per game. They allowed 28 runs, an average of 3.1 per game.
- There have been 741 home runs hit this season, 19 grand slams, 11 walkoffs, and now three walkoff grand slams. Brandon Inge hit the first one on May 8 and yesterday, Giancarlo Stanton and Joey Votto each hit one. The last time there were two in a day was on April 10, 1998 when Mo Vaughn connected for Boston and Steve Finley did it for San Diego.
- Last season, nine players hit three homers in a game, this season Joey Votto and Curtis Granderson have done it and Josh Hamilton went deep for four.
- Fernando Rodney and Jonathan Papelbon each picked up his 10th save of the season yesterday.
- For those of you who are worried about Roy Halladay‘s 3-3 start (3.20 ERA), might I point out that in 2008 Doc started out 2-4 (3.26) for the Jays and ended the season with a record of 20-11 and a 2.78 ERA.
- All the teams in baseball are now in double figures in the win column after the Twins topped Jays yesterday, 4-3, to move to 10-24 on the season. For those of you keeping track, it was 1982 when the Twins went 60-102, their only season with over a hundred losses since the franchise moved to the Twin Cities. The 1904 Washington Senators, the Twins great-great-grandfathers, went 38-113-6.
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