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REYES CONTINUES STREAK
From Elias: Jose Reyes has had at least one hit in all 25 games the Marlins have played since the All-Star break. Reyes is the fifth player since 1933 - the year of the first All-Star Game - to get a hit in each of his team's first 25 games following the All-Star Game. The four others to do it were Cleveland's Hal Trosky in 1936 (first 26 games), Milwaukee's Hank Aaron in 1962 (first 25 games after the second All-Star Game that season), the White Sox Lance Johnson in 1992 (25) and St. Louis' Albert Pujols in 2003 (29).
ROOKIE SPOILS NO-HIT BID FOR ANOTHER ROOKIE
From Elias: Rookie Zack Cozart led off the seventh inning with a double breaking up rookie Mike Fiers no-hit bid. It's only the fifth time since 1985 that a rookie broke up a no-hit bid of at least six innings by another rookie. Greg Vaughn broke up Steve Adkins' bid on September 28, 1990 (six innings), Chris Sexton broke up Odalis Perez's bid on June 2, 1999 (six innings), Yunel Escobar broke up Rick VandenHurk's bid on June 5, 2007 (six innings) and Salvador Perez broke up Guillermo Moscosco's bid on September 7, 2011 (7¿ innings).
TROUT JOINS SOME GOOD COMPANY
From Elias: Mike Trout hit a home run on his 21st birthday in the Angels' loss to the A's. Trout is only the fifth player in major-league history to homer on his 21st birthday. The others were Ted Williams (1939), Frank Robinson (1956), Alex Rodriguez (1996) and Jason Heyward (2010).
HAMELS JOINS BLANTON AND KENDRICK
From Elias: Cole Hamels did not walk a batter in his five-hit shutout over the Braves. Hamels is the third different Phillies pitcher to hurl a shutout without issuing a walk this season. Joe Blanton did it on May 3 at Atlanta and Kyle Kendrick on May 26 at St. Louis. It's the first time since 1972 that the Phillies had three different pitchers throw a shutout without walking a batter. Philadelphia had four pitchers do it that season: Steve Carlton, Woodie Fryman, Wayne Twitchell and Barry Lersch.
CABRERA: 11 RBIs VS. YANKEES THIS SEASON
From Elias: Miguel Cabrera knocked in three runs in the Tigers' win over the Yankees. Miggy has 11 RBIs in eight games against the Yankees this season. That's the most RBIs in a season for a Tigers player against the Yankees since 2000 when both Juan Encarnacion (12) and Deivi Cruz (11) did it.
SHIELDS IS PITCHING LIKE AN ACE
From Elias: James Shields allowed only two hits in eight innings pitched in his and his team's victory over the Blue Jays. Shields threw a three-hit shutout in his previous start at Oakland on July 31. Shields is only the second pitcher in Rays history to have back-to-back starts in which he threw at least eight innings and allowed no more than three hits. Rolando Arrojo did it in 1998.
JOHNSON IS A BIG HIT WITH THE DBACKS
From Elias: Chris Johnson hit two home runs in the Diamondbacks' comeback win over the Pirates. Johnson has hit five homers in eight games with Arizona since coming over in a trade with the Astros. That's the most home runs any player has ever had in their first eight games with the Diamondbacks. Three players hit four homers in their first eight games with Arizona: Luis Gonzalez (1999), Troy Glaus (2005) and Carlos Quentin (2006).
TRIBE LOSING STREAK AT 11
From Elias: The Indians' losing streak was extended to 11 games with a 7-5 loss to the Twins. The Tribe has allowed at least five runs in all 11 games of the streak. Only four other teams in the expansion era lost 11 straight games while allowing at least five runs in each game: the Mets in 1962 (11), Red Sox in 1994 (11), Tigers in 1996 (12) and Royals in 2005 (12).
BUSTER IS BUSTIN' OUT
From Elias: Buster Posey hit a three-run homer in the first inning in the Giants' win over the Cardinals. Posey has hit five homers and knocked in 12 runs over his last six games. It's the second time in his career that Posey had that many homers and runs batted in over a six-game span. Posey also did it in July 2010 (5 HR, 12 RBI).
JONES WALKS OVER OLD TEAM
From Elias: Adam Jones' 14th-inning single gave the Orioles an 8-7 win over the Mariners. It was the sixth walk-off RBI in Jones' career, two of them have come against his former team. Jones had a walk-off bunt single off Sean White on August 16, 2010.
ROYALS CATCHING UP TO PEAVY
From Elias: Jake Peavy is 0-5 with a 5.63 earned-run average over his last six starts against the Royals. Peavy was 4-1 with a 3.77 ERA over his first five career starts against Kansas City.
ASTROS NOW 0-11 IN EXTRA INNING GAMES
From Elias: The Nationals beat the Astros 3-2 in 12 innings Tuesday night. The Astros record fell to 0-11 in extra-inning games this season. Houston is the second team in major-league history to lose each of its first 11 games of a season that went longer than nine innings. The 1969 Expos lost their first 12 extra-inning games. The last major-league team to lose 11 straight extra-inning games at any time within one season was the Cubs in 1980 (11).
CUBBIES HATE THE WEST
From Elias: The Cubs are 0-12 in road games against teams from the National League West after their loss to the Padres Tuesday night. Chicago is only the fourth team in the division era (since 1969) to lose its first 12 road games against teams from one division: Houston lost its first 13 games against teams from the N.L. West in 1969, California against the A.L. East in 1969 (13), Detroit against the A.L. Central in 2003 (12) and Colorado against the N.L. West in 2005 (12).
RUTLEDGE KEEPS ON ROLLIN'
From Elias: Josh Rutledge knocked in three runs in the Rockies win over the Dodgers. Rutledge has driven in 18 runs in 22 major-league games. Only one other player in Rockies history knocked in at least 18 runs in his first 22 major-league games: Jeff Baker had 20 RBIs in his first 22 games spanning the 2005 and 2006 seasons.