Around the Majors: Rodriguez ties AL record

1) Yesterday’s scores–

AL
Redsox 12, BlueJays 7
Yankees 19, Devil Rays 8
Indians 5, Royals 1
Tigers 13, Orioles 3
Whitesox 5, Twins 4
A’s 8, Rangers 5
Angels 6, Mariners 1

NL
Cardinals 11, Pirates 1
Reds 7, Cubs 6
Phillies 5, Mets 4
Marlins 9, Nationals 4
Dodgers 7, Brewers 3
Diamondbacks 5, Rockies 3
Braves 1, Astros 0 (12)
Padres 7, Giants 2

2) Standings–

AL EAST         WON  LOST  PCT  GB      HOME   ROAD   EAST  CENT  WEST STREAK
Orioles           8    5  .615   -      4-3    4-2   07-02 00-01 01-02 LOST 1
Redsox            8    5  .615   -      6-1    2-4   08-05 00-00 00-00 WON  5
BlueJays          8    6  .571     1/2  2-1    6-5   04-03 00-00 04-03 LOST 2
Yankees           5    8  .385   3      4-3    1-5   05-08 00-00 00-00 WON  1
Devil Rays        4    9  .308   4      4-5    0-4   02-08 00-00 02-01 LOST 4

AL CENTRAL      WON  LOST  PCT  GB      HOME   ROAD   EAST  CENT  WEST STREAK
Whitesox          9    4  .692   -      5-2    4-2   00-00 07-03 02-01 WON  1
Twins             8    5  .615   1      4-2    4-3   00-00 06-04 02-01 LOST 2
Indians           6    7  .462   3      2-4    4-3   00-00 06-07 00-00 WON  2
Tigers            6    7  .462   3      3-3    3-4   01-00 05-07 00-00 WON  3
Royals            4    9  .308   5      1-6    3-3   00-00 02-05 02-04 LOST 3

AL WEST         WON  LOST  PCT  GB      HOME   ROAD   EAST  CENT  WEST STREAK
Angels            7    6  .538   -      4-3    3-3   00-00 01-02 06-04 WON  1
A's               7    6  .538   -      3-3    4-3   04-05 00-00 03-01 WON  3
Mariners          6    7  .462   1      2-4    4-3   00-00 05-04 01-03 LOST 1
Rangers           6    8  .429   1 1/2  3-5    3-3   02-02 00-00 04-06 LOST 1

NL EAST         WON  LOST  PCT  GB      HOME   ROAD   EAST  CENT  WEST STREAK
Nationals         8    5  .615   -      3-1    5-4   05-05 00-00 03-00 LOST 1
Braves            7    6  .538   1      3-3    4-3   06-06 01-00 00-00 WON  1
Marlins           7    6  .538   1      5-4    2-2   07-06 00-00 00-00 WON  2
Phillies          7    6  .538   1      4-3    3-3   05-05 02-01 00-00 WON  3
Mets              6    7  .462   2      5-1    1-6   03-04 03-03 00-00 LOST 2

NL CENTRAL      WON  LOST  PCT  GB      HOME   ROAD   EAST  CENT  WEST STREAK
Cardinals         7    4  .636   -      2-3    5-1   01-02 06-02 00-00 WON  4
Reds              7    5  .583     1/2  6-1    1-4   03-00 04-05 00-00 WON  3
Cubs              6    7  .462   2      3-3    3-4   00-00 04-03 02-04 LOST 1
Astros            5    7  .417   2 1/2  4-2    1-5   00-04 05-03 00-00 LOST 3
Brewers           5    7  .417   2 1/2  2-5    3-2   00-00 05-06 00-01 LOST 4
Pirates           4    9  .308   4      1-5    3-4   00-00 02-07 02-02 LOST 3

NL WEST         WON  LOST  PCT  GB      HOME   ROAD   EAST  CENT  WEST STREAK
Dodgers          10    2  .833   -      5-0    5-2   00-00 01-00 09-02 WON  6
Diamondbacks      7    6  .538   3 1/2  6-3    1-3   00-03 02-01 05-02 WON  1
Giants            6    6  .500   4      4-2    2-4   00-00 00-00 06-06 LOST 1
Padres            6    7  .462   4 1/2  3-2    3-5   00-00 04-03 02-04 WON  1
Rockies           2   10  .167   8      2-4    0-6   00-00 00-00 02-10 LOST 2

3) Today’s schedule–

AL
A’s (Joe Blanton) at Rangers (Pedro Astacio), 2:05
Indians (Scott Elarton) at Royals (Denny Bautista), 2:10
Mariners (Jamie Moyer) at Angels (Kevin Gregg), 4:05
BlueJays (Roy Halladay) at Redsox (Bronson Arroyo), 7:05
Devil Rays (Hideo Nomo) at Yankees (Randy Johnson), 7:05
Tigers (Nate Robertson) at Orioles (Sidney Ponson), 7:05
Twins (Brad Radke) at Whitesox (Orlando Hernandez), 8:05

NL
Dodgers (Elmer Dessens) at Brewers (Gary Glover), 1:05
Diamondbacks (Shawn Estes) at Rockies (Jeff Francis), 3:05
Marlins (Brian Moehler) at Nationals (Livan Hernandez), 7:05
Mets (Victor Zambrano) at Phillies (Vicente Padilla), 7:05
Cardinals (Matt Morris) at Pirates (Josh Fogg), 7:05
Cubs (Mark Prior) at Reds (Brandon Claussen), 7:10
Braves (John Thomson) at Astros (Brandon Bracke), 8:05
Giants (Jerome Williams) at Padres (Brian Lawrence), 10:05

4) Yesterday’s HR–

Troy Glaus–#5
Pat Burrell–#5
Alex Rodriguez–#3 & #4
Manny Ramirez–#3 & #4
Carl Everett–#3 & #4
Adam Dunn–#3 & #4
Milton Bradley–#3 & #4
Jim Edmonds–#4
Vladimir Guerrero–#4
Dmitri Young–#4
Jason Repko–#3
Jose Vidro–#3
Aramis Ramirez–#3
Derrek Lee–#3
Cliff Floyd–#3
Aubrey Huff–#2
Tino Martinez–#2
Casey Blake–#2
Darin Erstad–#2
Eric Chavez–#2
Corey Patterson–#2
Jeromy Burnitz–#2
Omar Infante–#1
Jay Gibbons–#1
Joe Mauer–#1
Joe Crede–#1
Ben Broussard–#1
Mark DeRosa–#1
Ryan Langerhans–#1
Brad Hawpe–#1
Lance Niekro–#1

5) HR leaders–

AL
1) Paul Konerko–6
2) Brian Roberts–5
T3) Alex Rodriguez–4**
T3) Manny Ramirez–4**
T3) Carl Everett–4**
T3) Vladimir Guerrero–4*
T3) Dmitri Young–4*
T8) Hideki Matsui–3
T8) Jorge Cantu–3
T8) Alfonso Soriano–3
T8) Eric Hinske–3
T8) Nick Swisher–3
T8) Jason Varitek–3
T8) Richie Sexson–3
T8) David Ortiz–3
T8) Torii Hunter–3
T8) Miguel Tejada–3
T8) Hank Blalock–3

NL
T1) Jose Guillen–5
T1) Troy Glaus–5*
T1) Pat Burrell–5*
T4) Jim Edmonds–4*
T4) Adam Dunn–4**
T4) Jeff Kent–4
T4) Milton Bradley–4**
T4) Reggie Sanders–4
T4) Clint Barmes–4
T4) Jason Lane–4
T4) Joe Randa–4

**–hit 2 yesterday
*–hit 1 yesterday

6) Yankees 3B Alex Rodriguez tied the AL record with 4 extra base hits in a game (2 HR and 2 2B) and had 5 hits. Rodriguez passed Harold Baines and tied Dwight Evans for 46th place on the all time HR list, with 385.

After 53 RCAA/.995 OPS and 35 RCAA/.888 OPS seasons, Rodriguez is hitting .567 SLG, .323 OBA, .889 OPS, 4 RCAA in his first 13 games. He has a .954 career OPS, compared to his league average of .774, and 439 RCAA in 1443 games.

7) Redsox LF Manny Ramirez hit 2 HR in a game and reached base safely 4 times (2 H, 2 BB). It was his 41st career multi HR game.

After 59 RCAA/1.014 OPS and 49 RCAA/1.009 OPS seasons, Ramirez is hitting .553 SLG, .375 OBA, .928 OPS, 3 RCAA in his first 13 games. He has a 1.009 career OPS, compared to his league average of .774, and 576 RCAA in 1548 games.

8) Whitesox DH Carl Everett hit 2 HR in a game. It was his 17th career multi HR game.

After 24 RCAA/.876 OPS and -9 RCAA/.721 OPS seasons, Everett is hitting .667 SLG, .327 OBA, .993 OPS, 3 RCAA in his first 13 games. He has a .819 career OPS, compared to his league average of .770, and 85 RCAA in 1198 games.

9) Reds LF Adam Dunn hit 2 HR in a game and reached base safely 4 times (2 HR, 2 BB).
After 9 RCAA/.819 OPS and 52 RCAA/.956 OPS seasons, Dunn is hitting .703 SLG, .349 OBA, 1.052 OPS, 4 RCAA in his first 11 games. He has a .897 career OPS, compared to his league average of .772, and 102 RCAA in 512 games.

10) Dodgers CF Milton Bradley hit 2 HR in a game.

After 34 RCAA/.923 OPS and 3 RCAA/.786 OPS seasons, Bradley is hitting .702 SLG, .392 OBA, 1.094 OPS, 6 RCAA in his first 12 games. He has a .750 career OPS, compared to his league average of .772, and 2 RCAA in 494 games.

11) Tino Martinez tied Gary Carter and Lance Parrish for 84th place on the all time HR list, with 324.

12) Devil Rays RF Aubrey Huff set the team record with his 100th career HR.

After 36 RCAA/.922 OPS and 28 RCAA/.853 OPS seasons, Huff is hitting .490 SLG, .339 OBA, .829 OPS, 1 RCAA in his first 13 games. He has a .839 career OPS, compared to his league average of .765, and 57 RCAA in 595 games.

The new top 10–

HOMERUNS                        HR     
1    Aubrey Huff                 100   
2    Fred McGriff                 99   
3    Greg Vaughn                  60   
4    Jose Canseco                 43   
5    Steve Cox                    39   
6    John Flaherty                35   
7    Ben Grieve                   34   
8    Bubba Trammell               33   
9    Toby Hall                    31   
10   Paul Sorrento                28   

Huff is 2nd vs. the league average–

HOMERUNS                        DIFF   PLAYER   LEAGUE   
1    Fred McGriff                 33       99       66   
2    Aubrey Huff                  29      100       71   
3    Jose Canseco                 21       43       22   
4    Greg Vaughn                  19       60       41   
5    Bubba Trammell               11       33       22   
6    Tino Martinez                 8       23       15   
7    Jared Sandberg                4       25       21   
T8   Paul Sorrento                 3       28       25   
T8   Ozzie Timmons                 3        4        1   
10   Jose Cruz Jr.                 2       21       19   

1) Cubs P Kerry Wood moved into 4th place on the team’s career SO list.

After 3.20 ERA/24 RSAA and 3.72 ERA/13 RSAA seasons, Wood is off to a 6.38 ERA/-4 RSAA start in his first 3 starts. He has a 3.68 career ERA, compared to his league average of 4.31, and 63 RSAA in 167 games.

The new top 10–

STRIKEOUTS                      SO     
1    Ferguson Jenkins           2038   
2    Charlie Root               1432   
3    Rick Reuschel              1367   
4    Kerry Wood                 1228   
5    Bill Hutchison             1222   
6    Hippo Vaughn               1138   
7    Greg Maddux                1098   
8    Larry Corcoran             1086   
9    Bob Rush                   1076   
10   Three Finger Brown         1043  

Wood is the record holder vs. the league average–

STRIKEOUTS                      DIFF   PLAYER   LEAGUE   
1    Kerry Wood                  429     1228      799   
2    Ferguson Jenkins            350     2038     1688   
3    Charlie Root                341     1432     1091   
4    Pat Malone                  325      878      553   
5    Hippo Vaughn                309     1138      829   
6    Orval Overall               280      729      449   
7    Lee Smith                   224      644      420   
8    Bruce Sutter                212      494      282   
9    Mark Prior                  200      537      337   
10   Sam Jones                   157      374      217  

2) The Padres activated CF Dave Roberts from the DL and placed SS Khalil Greene on the 15 day DL.

After 9 RCAA/.718 OPS and -9 RCAA/.638 OPS seasons, Roberts hit .379 SLG, .337 OBA, .716 OPS, 1 RCAA in 113 games with the Dodgers and Redsox. He has a .680 career OPS, compared to his league average of .772, and -9 RCAA in 423 games.

3) Mets CF Carlos Beltran reached 1000 career hits.

After 36 RCAA/.911 OPS and 46 RCAA/.915 OPS seasons, Beltran is off to a .431 SLG, .357 OBA, .789 OPS, -1 RCAA start in his first 13 games. He has a .843 career OPS, compared to his league average of .772, and 99 RCAA in 898 games.

4) The Reds called up P Todd Coffey when the placed P Ramon Ortiz on the 15 day DL.

5) Brewers RF Geoff Jenkins missed yesterday’s game, due to flulike symptoms.

After 27 RCAA/.913 OPS and -6 RCAA/.798 OPS seasons, Jenkins is off to a .293 SLG, .233 OBA, .525 OPS, -4 RCAA start in his fi8rst 10 games. He has a .847 career OPS, compared to his league average of .780, and 57 RCAA in 817 games.

6) Giants 1B J.T. Snow had to leave yesterday’s game, due to a strained groin, and is day to day.

After 8 RCAA/.806 OPS and 35 RCAA/.958 OPS seasons, Snow is off to a .333 SLG, .436 OBA, .769 OPS, 0 RCAA start in his first 12 games. He has a .791 career OPS, compared to his league average of .776, and 60 RCAA in 1572 games.

7) The Nationals placed P Antonio Osuna on the 15 day DL, retroactive to April 11, and called up P Gary Majewski.

Osuna has a strained shoulder. After 3.73 ERA/3 RSAA and 2.45 ERA/6 RSAA seasons, he is off to a 42.43 ERA/-10 RSAA start in his first 4 games. Osuna has a 3.68 career ERA, compared to his league average of 4.35, and 20 RSAA in 411 games.

Majewski has a 3.52 ERA/2 RSAA in 17 career games.

8) When Derek Lowe and Jeff Weaver pitched shutouts on April 15 and 17, it was the first time the team had 2 CG shutouts in 3 games since September 1997.

9) Yankees CF Bernie Williams passed 7000 career AB.

After 3 RCAA/.778 OPS and 4 RCAA/.795 OPS seasons, Williams is hitting .341 SLG, .360 OBA, .701 OPS, 0 RCAA in his first 13 games. He has a .874 career OPS, compared to his league average of .767, and 361 RCAA in 1817 games.

10) Tigers 3B Brandon Inge reached base safely all 5 times yesterday–3 hits (1 2B) and 2 walks.

After -22 RCAA/.605 OPS and 6 RCAA/.793 OPS seasons, Inge is hitting .600 SLG, .439 OBA, 1.039 OPS, 7 RCAA in his first 13 games. He has a .658 career OPS, compared to his league average of .763, and -48 RCAA in 422 games.

11) Diamondbacks C Chris Snyder reached base safely 4 times–3 hits, 1 BB.

Snyder has 1 RCAA/.823 OPS in 37 career games, including a .536 SLG, .419 OBA, .955 OPS, 1 RCAA in 8 games in 2005.

12) Braves 3B Chipper Jones reached base safely 4 times–3 hits, 1 BB.

After 43 RCAA/.920 OPS and 11 RCAA/.847 OPS seasons, Jones is hitting .680 SLG, .466 OBA, 1.146 OPS, 10 RCAA in his first 13 games. He has a .939 career OPS, compared to his league average of .774, and 439 RCAA in 1555 games.

Jones ranks 5th on the all time list for RCAA by a switch hitter–

RCAA                        
1    Mickey Mantle              1099   
2    Tim Raines                  516   
3    Pete Rose                   492   
4    Eddie Murray                490   
5    Chipper Jones               439   
6    Reggie Smith                381   
7    George Davis                379   
8    Bernie Williams             361   
9    Ken Singleton               347   
10   Roberto Alomar              318 

13) Braves P Tim Hudson (9 IP) combined with Chris Reitsma, Jorge Sosa and Dan Kolb for a 12 inning shutout over the Astros.

After 2.70 ERA/41 RSAA and 3.53 ERA/24 RSAA seasons, Hudson is off to a 0.82 ERA/8 RSAA start in his first 3 starts. He has a 3.26 career ERA, compared to his league average of 4.57, and 177 RSAA in 186 games.

14) Astros P Roger Clemens pitched a shutout for all 7 innings he pitched.

After 3.91 ERA/10 RSAA and 2.98 ERA/32 RSAA seasons, Clemens is off to a 0.43 ERA/9 RSAA start in his first 3 starts.

Clemens is making good progress towards breaking Lefty Grove’s modern day RSAA record–

RSAA
1    Lefty Grove                 668   
2    Roger Clemens               654   
3    Walter Johnson              643   
4    Greg Maddux                 551   
5    Grover C Alexander          524   
6    Randy Johnson               510   
7    Pedro Martinez              481   
8    Christy Mathewson           405   
9    Tom Seaver                  404   
10   Carl Hubbell                355   

15) Dodgers RF Jason Repko (3 H (1 2B, 1 HR), 1 BB) and 1B Olmedo Saenz (2 H, 2 BB) reached base safely 4 times.

Repko is hitting .692 SLG, .400 OBA, 1.092 OPS, 3 RCAA in his first 10 career games.

After 4 RCAA/.822 OPS and 3 RCAA/.856 OPS seasons (2002 & 2004, he missed 2003), Saenz is off to a .800 SLG, .579 OBA, 1.379 OPS, 4 RCAA start in his first 6 games. He has a .811 career OPS, compared to his league average of .776, and 17 RCAA in 444 games.

16) The Dodgers became the 1st team in the majors to reach 10 wins.

17) The Rockies became the 1st team in the majors to reach 10 losses.


1) The Yankees scored 13 runs in the 2nd inning against the Devil Rays.

The last time the Yankees scored 13 in an inning was 1945, against the Redsox. The team record is 14, against the Senators in 1920. They did set the team record for runs in an inning in Yankee Stadium. The Devil Rays set a team record for runs allowed in an inning, breaking the mark of 12, against the Orioles in 2002.

2) Marlins P Dontrelle Willis extended his consecutive scoreless inning streak to 24, before it was broken up. Willis was trying to become the first pitcher to pitch shutouts in each of his first 3 starts since Luis Tiant, in 1966.

After starting his career with 3.30 ERA/12 RSAA and 4.02 ERA/2 RSAA seasons, Willis is off to a 1.13 ERA/8 RSAA start in his first 3 starts. He has a 3.54 career ERA, compared to his league average of 4.30, and 22 RSAA in 62 games.

3) Devil Rays P Mark Hendrickson will miss his start due, due to stiffness in his shoulder. He may be out longer if the problem is with his rotator cuff, as he believes.

After 5.51 ERA/-13 RSAA and 4.81 ERA/-8 RSAA seasons, Hendrickson is off to a 4.15 ERA/0 RSAA start in his first 2 starts. He has a 4.85 career ERA, compared to his league average of 4.57, and -13 RSAA in 80 games.

4) Redsox P Curt Schilling had 10 SO. It was his 91st career 10+ SO game.

5) The Tigers claimed minor league P Adam Peterson off waivers from the Diamondbacks.

6) The Angels placed C Bengie Molina on the 15 day DL and called up 3B Dallas McPherson.

McPherson, a rookie of the year candidate, had a .475 SLG, .279 OBA, .754 OPS, 0 RCAA in 16 games in 2004 and was 0 for 4 yesterday.

7) The Yankees placed P Tanyon Sturtze on the 15 day DL and called up P Buddy Groom.

Sturtze has a strained oblique muscle. After 5.94 ERA/-12 RSAA and 5.47 ERA/-9 RSAA seasons, Sturtze is off to a 6.10 ERA/-2 RSAA start in his first 6 games. He has a 5.24 career ERA, compared to his league average of 4.54, and -55 RSAA in 193 games.

After 1.60 ERA/19 RSAA and 5.36 ERA/-5 RSAA seasons, Groom had a 4.78 ERA/0 RSAA in 60 games with the Orioles. He has a 4.63 career ERA, compared to his league average of 4.62, and -5 RSAA in 739 games.

8) The Padres hired Sandy Alderson as CEO.

9) The Astros will retire Jimmy Wynn’s number on July 8.

10) The Rockies placed P Bobby Seay on the 15 day DL and called up P Jose Acevedo.

Seay has a strained left pectoral muscle. He has a 3.66 ERA/4 RSAA in 48 career games, including a 4.50 ERA/0 RSAA in 3 games in 2005.

Acevedo has a 5.59 ERA/-48 RSAA in 68 career games, including a 5.94 ERA/-34 RSAA in 27 starts (39 games) with the 2004 Reds.

11) BlueJays 3B Shea Hillenbrand reached base safely all 5 times yesterday–4 hits and a HBP.

After -14 RCAA/.782 OPS and 3 RCAA/.812 OPS seasons, Hillenbrand is hitting .643 SLG, .467 OBA, 1.110 OPS, 11 RCAA in his first 14 games. He has a .779 career OPS, compared to his league average of .766, and -15 RCAA in 591 games.

12) Yankees DH Jason Giambi (2 H (1 2B), 2 BB) and SS Derek Jeter (1 H, 3 BB) reached base safely 4 times.

After 51 RCAA/.939 OPS and -4 RCAA/.720 OPS seasons, Giambi is hitting .447 SLG, .417 OBA, .864 OPS, 3 RCAA in his first 12 games. He has a .950 career OPS, compared to his league average of .775, and 444 RCAA in 1356 games.

After 24 RCAA/.844 OPS and 14 RCAA/.823 OPS seasons, Jeter is hitting .449 SLG, .476 OBA, .925 OPS, 6 RCAA in his first 13 games. He has a .849 career OPS, compared to his league average of .775, and 257 RCAA in 1379 games.

13) Devil Rays P Rob Bell allowed 10 runs (all earned) in 1 1/3 IP.

After 5.52 ERA/-11 RSAA and 4.46 ERA/0 RSAA seasons, Bell is off to a 10.80 ERA/-10 RSAA start in his first 3 starts. He has a 5.69 career ERA, compared to his league average of 4.48, and -71 RSAA in 116 games.

14) Indians P Cliff Lee pitched a shutout for all 7 innings he pitched.

Lee has a 4.87 ERA/-13 RSAA in 47 career games, including a 5.43 ERA/-18 RSAA in 33 starts in 2004 and a 4.76 ERA/-1 RSAA in his first 3 starts in 2005.

15) A’s DH Erubiel Durazo (3 hits (2 2B), 1 BB) and 2B Mark Ellis (3 hits (1 2B), 1 BB) reached base safely 4 times.

After 18 RCAA/.804 OPS and 38 RCAA/.919 OPS seasons, Durazo is off to a .256 SLG, .292 OBA, .547 OPS, -3 RCAA start in his first 12 games. He has a .876 career OPS, compared to his league average of .773, and 103 RCAA in 595 games.

After starting his career with 1 RCAA/.753 OPS and -10 RCAA/.684 OPS seasons, Ellis is hitting .367 SLG, .394 OBA, .761 OPS, 1 RCAA in his first 9 games. He has a .712 career OPS, compared to his league average of .760, and -8 RCAA in 261 games.


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