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2 -- Teams that have not lost three consecutive games: Boston Red Sox and Chicago Cubs. Rafael Palmeiro
Rafael Palmeiro is the second member of the 500-homer club born outside the United States.  AP
4 -- Players who have hit two homers and two triples in the same game. Dmitri Young did it last Tuesday night in Baltimore, joining Lou Gehrig (June 12, 1928), Lew Fonseca (May 29, 1929) and Willie Mays (May 13, 1958).
5 -- Baby boys who have been born this season in the Mariners family. The proud papas are Carlos Guillen, Joel Pineiro, Arthur Rhodes and Giovanni Carrara, whose wife delivered twins.
6 -- Players with at least 100 at-bats who are hitting below their weight: Frank Thomas (.243), Pat Burrell (.218), Jason Giambi (.213), Wes Helms (.211), Carlos Pena (.204) and Scott Spiezio (.182).
9 -- Errors committed by Yankees shortstop Erick Almonte while filling in for Derek Jeter. In 28 games, Almonte hit .281 with a home run and 11 RBIs.
10 -- Wins by the Cincinnati Reds (out of 18) have come in their last at-bat, including six walkoff victories.
11 -- Earned runs charged to Matt Clement were wiped off the books when Sunday's Cards-Cubs game was called due to heavy rains in the fifth inning.
20 -- Scoreless innings pitched by Angels reliever Brendan Donnelly, who has retired 14 of 16 first batters faced and stranded all seven inherited runners.
37 -- Consecutive days the Kansas City Royals have been perched atop the AL Central, their longest span in first place since the 1980 club took over first on May 23 and never gave it up.
57 -- Home runs allowed by the Toronto Blue Jays, tops in the majors. Staff ace Roy Halladay has yielded 13 homers through eight starts, which puts him on pace to break Bert Blyleven's single-season record (50 in 1986).
64 -- Games between back-to-back wins for the Detroit Tigers before winning last Monday. The last time a team went that long without a two-game winning streak was 1980, also 64 games, by the Seattle Mariners.
109 -- Minutes it took left-hander Mark Mulder to shut out the White Sox last Wednesday night. It was Mulder's third consecutive complete game and the fastest A's game in 24 years.
141 -- Pitches thrown by Kerry Wood in the the Cubs' 3-2 win over the Cards on Saturday, the highest pitch count in the majors since Randy Johnson's 149-pitch, 15-strikeout, complete-game victory over the Expos last July 31.
217 -- Career stolen bases for Larry Walker, tied with Terry Puhl for the most by a Canadian-born player. Walker already is the Canadian leader in at-bats, runs, hits, doubles, triples, home runs, RBIs and walks.
340 -- Career home runs hit by Mike Piazza as a catcher, 12 shy of Carlton Fisk's record. Odds are Piazza will break Fisk's mark before he is ready to make the inevitable switch to first base.
500 -- Popsicles that will be given away June 3 when the Bisbee-Douglass Copper Kings of the Arizona-Mexico League hold Ted Williams Night.


 


 
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