Strikeouts and walks by Mariners righthander Joel Pineiro in his complete-game
win over the Twins on May 1, the first time since 1992 an AL pitcher has gone
the distance without a whiff or a base on balls.
Consecutive road losses by the Royals to start the season before they beat the
Twins 1-0 last Thursday, one shy of the major league record shared by the 1969
Houston Astros and the 1988 Baltimore Orioles.
Consecutive shutouts by Anaheim's Ilya Bryzgalov last week, the first rookie
goalie with three playoff shutouts in a row since Frank McCool of the Maple
Leafs in 1945.
Nielsen rating for Game 6 of the Suns-Lakers series last Thursday, the highest
rated first-round game in cable history.