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1) Yesterday's results--

AL
Yankees 6, Whitesox 4
Twins 5, Tigers 0
Orioles 4, BlueJays 1
Devil Rays 10, Redsox 3
Royals 5, Indians 1
A's 9, Rangers 4
Mariners 14, Angels 5

NL
Phillies 3, Braves 1
Cardinals 5, Brewers 1
Giants 4, Astros 1
Diamondbacks 10, Rockies 1
Pirates 10, Mets 1
Marlins 4, Expos 3
Reds 5, Cubs 4
Dodgers 5, Padres 2

2) Standings--

AL EAST WON LOST PCT GB HOME ROAD EAST CENT WEST STREAK
x--Yankees 93 62 .600 - 50-28 43-34 49-21 22-13 12-20 WON 2
Redsox 77 79 .494 16 1/2 41-40 36-39 36-34 16-20 15-17 LOST 2
BlueJays 76 81 .484 18 37-41 39-40 36-39 16-12 16-20 LOST 1
Orioles 63 93 .404 30 1/2 30-45 33-48 31-39 16-16 10-26 WON 1
Devil Rays 59 98 .376 35 34-42 25-56 26-45 13-19 10-26 WON 2

AL CENTRAL WON LOST PCT GB HOME ROAD EAST CENT WEST STREAK
x--Indians 89 67 .571 - 44-36 45-31 21-11 46-28 15-17 LOST 1
Twins 82 75 .522 7 1/2 45-33 37-42 13-19 44-27 16-20 WON 1
Whitesox 82 76 .519 8 46-35 36-41 16-15 41-32 13-23 LOST 2
Tigers 64 93 .408 25 1/2 35-41 29-52 17-19 22-49 15-17 LOST 2
Royals 62 95 .395 27 1/2 34-45 28-50 13-19 27-44 14-22 WON 1

AL WEST WON LOST PCT GB HOME ROAD EAST CENT WEST STREAK
x--Mariners 112 45 .713 - 54-23 58-22 33-12 31-10 36-17 WON 2
y--A's 97 60 .618 15 52-28 45-32 31-14 27-14 27-26 WON 1
Angels 75 82 .478 37 39-37 36-45 24-17 24-21 17-36 LOST 2
Rangers 72 85 .459 40 41-41 31-44 21-20 17-28 26-27 LOST 1

NL EAST WON LOST PCT GB HOME ROAD EAST CENT WEST STREAK
Braves 84 73 .535 - 36-40 48-33 38-33 22-14 15-17 LOST 2
Phillies 83 74 .529 1 47-34 36-40 41-33 16-17 19-13 WON 1
e--Mets 80 78 .506 4 1/2 42-35 38-43 42-31 14-21 14-18 LOST 2
e--Marlins 74 83 .471 10 45-33 29-50 32-39 19-17 11-21 WON 2
e--Expos 65 92 .414 19 34-47 31-45 27-44 14-22 16-16 LOST 3

NL CENTRAL WON LOST PCT GB HOME ROAD EAST CENT WEST STREAK
Astros 91 66 .580 - 44-35 47-31 18-12 48-33 16-15 LOST 4
Cardinals 91 66 .580 - 53-26 38-40 19-11 47-32 17-16 WON 6
e--Cubs 85 72 .541 6 45-31 40-41 16-14 45-34 15-18 LOST 1
e--Reds 66 91 .420 25 27-51 39-40 16-11 32-50 14-19 WON 3
e--Brewers 65 92 .414 26 33-43 32-49 15-15 36-46 09-21 LOST 6
e--Pirates 60 98 .380 31 1/2 38-43 22-55 07-22 34-47 11-22 WON 2

NL WEST WON LOST PCT GB HOME ROAD EAST CENT WEST STREAK
Diamondbacks 89 68 .567 - 46-33 43-35 18-14 21-15 43-31 WON 1
Giants 87 70 .554 2 48-30 39-40 18-14 19-18 40-33 WON 1
e--Dodgers 83 74 .529 6 44-37 39-37 17-15 23-16 37-34 WON 2
e--Padres 77 80 .490 12 33-43 44-37 17-15 24-15 30-41 LOST 1
e--Rockies 71 86 .452 18 41-40 30-46 15-17 24-18 30-41 LOST 1

d--mathematically eliminated from winning the division title
e--mathematically eliminated from the postseason
x--clinched division title
y--clinched wild card

Since every postseason spot in the AL has been clinched, it is no longer necessary to indicate who has been mathematically eliminated.

3) Wild card standings--

NL WON LOST PCT GB
Astros/Cardinals 91 66 .580 -
Giants 87 70 .554 4

4) The Astros will clinch a postseason berth if they beat the Giants.

5) The Cardinals will clinch a postseason berth if they beat the Brewers and the Giants lose to the Astros.

6) The Mets were mathematically eliminated from winning the division title and from the postseason.

7) The Cubs were mathematically eliminated from the postseason.

8) The Dodgers were mathematically eliminated from winning the division title and from the postseason.

9) The Cardinals tied the Astros for 1st place in the NL Central.

10) The Phillies's 3-1 victory over the Braves moved to just 1 GB in the NL East lead.

11) The Twins passed the Whitesox into 2nd place in the AL Central.

12) Mariners watch--they have to go 5-0 in their remaining 6 games to break the 1906 Cubs's record of 116 wins.

13) Magic numbers--

NL East--Braves, 5
NL Central--Astros/Cardinals, 6
NL West--Diamondbacks, 4
NL wild card--Astros/Cardinals, 2

14) Race for postseason seeds--

AL--The Mariners have clinched the top seed. The Yankees have a 4 1/2 game lead over the Indians for the 2nd seed.

NL--The Astros/Cardinals have a 2 game lead over the Diamondbacks for the top seed. The Diamondbacks have a 5 game lead over the Braves for the 2nd seed.

The Diamondbacks a smaller lead over the Giants, so the Giants are closer to the 2nd seed than the Braves. But, rather than have the preceding lines be redundant with the division standings, they only address the races among 1st place teams.

15) Today's schedule--

AL
Rangers (Rob Bell 5-5) at A's (Cory Lidle 12-6), 3:35 PM
Whitesox (Jon Garland 6-6) at Yankees (Mike Mussina 16-11), 7:05 PM
Twins (Eric Milton 15-7) at Tigers (Nate Cornejo 3-4), 7:05 PM
BlueJays (Pasqual Coco 1-0) at Orioles (Jason Johnson 10-12), 7:05 PM
Redsox (Derrek Lowe 4-10) at Devil Rays (Ryan Rupe 5-11), 7:15 PM
Indians (C.C. Sabathia 15-5) at Royals (Mike MacDougal 1-0), 8:05 PM
Mariners (Freddy Garcia 18-6) at Angels (Matt Wise 1-4), 10:05 PM

NL
Reds (Jared Fernandez 0-1) at Cubs (Jon Lieber 19-6), 2:20 PM
Phillies (Robert Person 15-6) at Braves (Tom Glavine 15-7), 7:05 PM
Expos (Tomo Ohka 1-4) at Marlins (Kevin Olsen 0-0), 7:05 PM
Pirates (Todd Ritchie 11-14) at Mets (Steve Trachsel 10-13), 7:10 PM
Cardinals (Bud Smith 6-2) at Brewers (Jamey Wright 10-12), 8:05 PM
Giants (Jason Schmidt 12-7) at Astros (Tim Redding 3-1), 8:05 PM
Rockies (Shawn Chacon 6-9) at Diamondbacks (Curt Schilling 21-6), 9:35 PM
Dodgers (Eric Gagne 5-7) at Padres (Bobby Jones 8-18), 10:05 PM

16) Remaining schedule for the NL teams that are still alive--

Braves--Wed-Thur: vs. Phillies, Fri-Sun: vs. Marlins
Phillies--Wed-Thur: at Braves, Fri-Sun: at Reds
Astros--Wed-Thur: vs. Giants, Fri-Sun: at Cardinals
Cardinals--Wed-Thur: at Brewers, Fri-Sun: vs. Astros
Diamondbacks--Wed-Thur: vs. Rockies, Fri-Sun: at Brewers
Giants--Wed-Thur: at Astros, Fri-Sun: vs. Dodgers

17) Yesterday's HRs--

Sammy Sosa--#60
Luis Gonzalez--#56
Richie Sexson--#41
Jason Giambi--#36
Jose Cruz Jr.--#32
Reggie Sanders--#32
Bobby Abreu--#31
Miguel Tejada--#30
Mike Sweeney--#29
Ryan Klesko--#29
Jim Edmonds--#28
Mike Cameron--#25
Scott Rolen--#25
Paul Lo Duca--#23 & #24
Ruben Sierra--#23
Jorge Posada--#22
Derek Jeter--#21
Dmitri Young--#21
Kevin Millar--#20
Adam Dunn--#18
Craig Wilson--#13
Ben Davis--#11
Jay Payton--#8
Fernando Vina--#8
Chris Stynes--#7
D.T. Cromer--#5
Ramon Martinez--#5

18) HR leaders--

AL
1) Alex Rodriguez--51
2) Jim Thome--49
3) Rafael Palmeiro--46
T4) Manny Ramirez--41
T4) Troy Glaus--41
6) Carlos Delgado--39
7) Jason Giambi--36*
T8) Bret Boone--35
T8) Juan Gonzalez--35
10) Tino Martinez--34

NL
1) Barry Bonds--69
2) Sammy Sosa--60*
3) Luis Gonzalez--56*
4) Shawn Green--48
5) Todd Helton--46
6) Richie Sexson--41*
T7) Jeff Bagwell--38
T7) Phil Nevin--38
T9) Larry Walker--37
T9) Chipper Jones--37
T9) Brian Giles--37
T9) Albert Pujols--37

19) Barry Bonds watch--has 69, is on pace for 72

Bonds SLG--.845, 3rd all time (Ruth--.847, 1920; .846, 1921--no one else was ever over .800)
Bonds OBA--.508, no one has reached .500 since Ted Williams and Mickey Mantle, in 1957
Bonds OPS--1.353, 3rd all time behind Ruth (1.379, 1920; 1.359, 1921--no one else was ever over 1.300)
Bonds BB--169, 2nd all time, is on pace for 174, record is 170, Ruth, 1923

20) Rickey Henderson watch--has 2244 career R, is 2 away from breaking Ty Cobb's record of 2245

has 2997 hits, is 3 away from 3000

21) Sammy Sosa became the first player ever with 3 seasons of 60+ HR.

Sosa tied Rafael Palmeiro for 26th place on the all time HR list, with 446.

Sosa set the Cubs record with 98 extra base hits in a season, breaking the mark of 97, by Hack Wilson, in 1930. Sosa became the 9th player with multiple 150+ RBI seasons.

22) Miguel Tejada reached 30 HR for the 2nd time in his career and 2nd consecutive year.
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Old 10-03-2001, 02:25 PM   #2
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1) Randy Johnson struck out 6 batters in 7 IP yesterday, to bring his season total up to 372. Nolan Ryan's modern day single season record of 383, set in 1973, is now safe.

Johnson may still pitch on Sunday, even if the Diamondbacks have clinched the division title, but the plan would then be for him to only throw about 50 pitches. MGR Bob Brenly prefers Johnson to have a short outing on Sunday and then pitch Game 2 of the Division Series on 2 days rest, rather than have a week's worth of rest before that start.

Yesterday, Johnson hit Mike Hampton with a pitch. It was Johnson's 18th HBP of the season and he holds the modern day record for HBP in a season by a pitcher with 300+ SO. When Hampton hit Johnson later in the game, Johnson became the 2nd pitcher to twice have 300+ SO in a season and get hit by a pitch during that year.

2) Reader Chris Strohmier reports that, when Miguel Tejada hit a grand slam to complete his cycle on Saturday, he became the first player to do that since Tony Lazzeri, in 1932.

3) The BlueJays fired GM Gord Ash.

Esteemed columnist John Brattain was restrained in his reaction to the news--

YAHOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!!!!!!!!

I'm gonna celebrate tonight!!!!!!!!!!!!

It's so nice to have a glimmer of hope finally.

This is a happy day--thanks for the news Lee! Did I mention:
YAHOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!!!!!!!!

Celebratory Regads

4) The Dodgers are expected to name Dan Evans as the new GM prior to the end of the season. After Kevin Malone's firing on April 19, Dave Wallace became interim GM, with Evans as his Major League Senior Advisor.

Normally, MLB requires teams to interview minorities whenever hiring a GM or MGR, but teams can get permission to skip that formality and just hire from within. The Dodgers received such permission in this case.

5) Pirates GM Dave Littlefield says all of MGR Lloyd McClendon's coaches will return for next year.

6) The Expos named Larry Beinfest as interim GM, replacing Jim Beattie, whose resignation becomes effective at the end of the season.

7) Cubs MGR Don Baylor says Tom Gordon is probably out for the rest of the season.

Gordon has a 3.38 ERA and 7 RSAA in 47 games. He came into the year with a 4.15 career ERA, compared to his league average of 4.41, and 71 RSAA.

8) The Braves called up C Steve Torrealba.

9) Yankees P Orlando Hernandez threw in the bullpen yesterday and MGR Joe Torre says his arm is still weak. Hernandez may not be able to pitch in a game before Sunday. Meanwhile, Paul O'Neill ran hard before yesterday's game and may be able to return, as a DH, today.

10) Padres OF Ray Lankford had his sprained throwing elbow examined on Monday and is expected to be limited to pinch hitting and pinch runner for the rest of the season.

Lankford's hitting .492 SLG, .359 OBA, .851 OPS, 12 RCAA, .607 OWP, 6.93 RC/G, 76 RC in 130 games. He came into the year with a .847 career OPS, compared to his league average of .755 and OF average of .777, 220 RCAA and 169 RCAP. This is his 8th consecutive year with a double digit RCAA.

Correction from the first report--The Mariners have to go 5-0 in their last 5 games, not last 6 games, to break the 1906 Cubs's W record. I keep on remembering to update the record needed part of the sentence, but keep on forgetting to update the games remaining part.
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1) Rickey Henderson says that, if he hasn't broken Cobb's R record and gotten 3000 hits by Sunday, he'll sit out that game. According to Henderson, "That's my honor to Tony Gwynn."

2) Jeff Kent set the Giants record with his 47th double of the season, breaking the set by Jack Clark, in 1978.

Kent's having another good year, hitting .506 SLG, .368 OBA, .874 OPS, 31 RCAA, .636 OWP, 7.33 RC/G, 117 RC in 154 games. This is the 3rd time in the past 4 years that Kent's had 30+ RCAA. He came into the year with a .841 career OPS, compared to his league average of .768 and positional average of .736, 134 RCAA and 157 RCAP.

3) Giants SS Rich Aurilia reached 200 hits for the 1st time in his career.

Aurilia's having his best year, hitting .578 SLG, .373 OBA, .952 OPS, 51 RCAA, .704 OWP, 8.66 RC/G, 135 RC in 151 games. He came into the year with a .746 career OPS, compared to his league average of .781 and SS average of .698, -17 RCAA and 43 RCAP.

4) Lance Berkman set the Astros single season record with 91 extra base hits, breaking the mark of 89, by Richard Hidalgo, in 2000.

5) Marlins P Antonio Alfonseca will miss the rest of the season, due to a herniated disc in his back.

6) Alfonseca has a 3.06 ERA and a career high 10 RSAA in 59 games this season. He came into the year with a 3.95 career ERA, compared to his league average of 4.45, and 9 RSAA.

7) Expos P Tony Armas Jr. had to leave yesterday's game, due to a bruised right thumb, and is day to day.

Armas has a 4.03 ERA and 15 RSAA in 34 starts, in his first full season.

8) Braves C Javier Lopez was told he'll need at least 2 weeks for his sprained ankle to heal. He's considered doubtful for the Division Series, if the Braves make it.

9) The Mets called up P Mark Corey.

10) Randy Johnson reached 200 wins.
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MULTIPLE 150+ RBI SEASONS

1 Lou Gehrig 7
2 Babe Ruth 5
3 Jimmie Foxx 4
T4 Hank Greenberg 3
T4 Al Simmons 3
T6 Joe DiMaggio 2
T6 Sammy Sosa 2
T6 Sam Thompson 2
T6 Hack Wilson 2
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MOST EXTRA BASE HITS, SEASON, CUBS

1 Sammy Sosa 2001 98
2 Hack Wilson 1930 97
3 Rogers Hornsby 1929 94
T4 Sammy Sosa 1999 89
T4 Sammy Sosa 2000 89
6 Sammy Sosa 1998 86
7 Ernie Banks 1957 83
8 Ernie Banks 1955 82
9 Ernie Banks 1958 81
T10 Kiki Cuyler 1930 80
T10 Ernie Banks 1960 80
T10 Billy Williams 1970 80
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MOST HBP, SEASON, 300+ SO

YEAR HBP SO
1 Randy Johnson 2001 18 372
T2 Randy Johnson 1993 16 308
T2 Walter Johnson 1912 16 303
4 Rube Waddell 1904 15 349
5 Randy Johnson 1998 14 329
6 Walter Johnson 1910 13 313
7 Nolan Ryan 1972 10 329
T8 Nolan Ryan 1989 9 301
T8 Randy Johnson 1999 9 364
T8 Nolan Ryan 1974 9 364
T8 Nolan Ryan 1977 9 364
T8 Pedro Martinez 1997 9 364
T8 Pedro Martinez 1999 9 364

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BATTING HBP BY A PITCHER WITH 300+ SO

1 Vida Blue 1971 2
T2 Rube Waddell 1903 1
T2 Rube Waddell 1904 1
T2 Mickey Lolich 1971 1
T2 Steve Carlton 1972 1
T2 Randy Johnson 2000 1
T2 Randy Johnson 2001 1

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MOST DOUBLES, SEASON, GIANTS

1 Jeff Kent 2001 47
2 Jack Clark 1978 46
3 Barry Bonds 1998 44
T4 Willie Mays 1959 43
T4 Bill Terry 1931 43
T6 George Kelly 1921 42
T6 Bill Terry 1932 42
T8 Al Dark 1953 41
T8 Al Dark 1951 41
T8 Dave Bancroft 1922 41
T8 Jeff Kent 2000 41
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MOST EXTRA BASE HITS, SEASON, ASTROS

1 Lance Berkman 2001 91
2 Richard Hidalgo 2000 89
T3 Jeff Bagwell 1997 85
T3 Jeff Bagwell 2000 85
5 Jeff Bagwell 1996 81
6 Jeff Bagwell 2001 80
T7 Moises Alou 1998 77
T7 Jeff Bagwell 1999 77
T9 Craig Biggio 1998 73
T9 Jeff Bagwell 1994 73
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