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|Carlos Zambrano threw a no-hitter in Milwaukee against Houston. Go figure, huh?|
• WASHINGTON STREAKED HERE DEPT.: The Nationals had losing streaks of 12 and nine games in their first 39 games after the All-Star break. The Yankees haven't had a losing streak as long as either of those two since Sept. 21, 1982 -- which was more than 4,000 games ago. • MULTITASKER DEPT.: Not only did Carlos Zambrano pitch a no-hitter this year. He also outhomered Andruw Jones (4-3), had a higher batting average than the AL batting champ (Zambrano .337, Joe Mauer .328) and had a hitting streak (a 13-gamer) longer than Joe DiMaggio's -- well, in days, anyway. • LOST CONTACT DEPT.: Nationals pitcher Jason Bergmann blew away the two most esoteric records of the year. He made it to the plate 42 times -- and failed to reach base via a hit or walk in ANY of them. He broke two exalted records in the process -- (1) most plate appearances without a hit or walk (previously set by Vicente Palacio, 36, in 1994) and (2) most official walkless and hitless at-bats (previously set by Hackin' Hal Finney, 35, in 1936). • TRIPLE THREAT DEPT.: After going triple-less in his first 521 at-bats of the year, Seattle's Adrian Beltre came to the plate in the eighth inning on Sept. 1 needing a triple for the cycle -- and, of course, hit a triple. • MATH MAJOR DEPT.: Angels rookie Sean Rodriguez will never forget his Sept. 4 strikeout against the Tigers -- because it came on a 4-and-2 pitch, when everybody lost track of the count, including the umpires AND Rodriguez. "That's a new trick of ours," said Tigers manager Jim Leyland.
|The Mets gave up two grand slams this season -- both against pitchers. Felix Hernandez, an AL pitcher at that, had one.|
|The Red Sox scored 10 in the first. Ah, but that was just the beginning. The Red Sox won 19-17.|