Five Astounding Facts of the Week

Updated: June 1, 2012, 12:56 PM ET
By Jayson Stark

1 You've gotta love baseball. Going into the second inning Wednesday in exotic Arlington, Texas, the Mariners had scored eight runs or more in one of their previous 5,277 innings, dating back to Aug. 4, 2008. Then, in their insane 21-8 win over Texas, they did it two innings in a row!

2 Greatest pitching nuggets from that 21-8 game: A) Hisashi Iwakuma was awarded a save in a 13-run blowout, making it baseball's cheapest save since Dale Thayer "saved" a 15-2 win for the Rays on ...

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