Between the numbers

BOB ELLIOTT -- Toronto Sun

, Last Updated: 8:32 AM ET

10

Wins for Tiger righty Justin Verlander, who become the first rookie to record double-digit wins before the all-star break since Kaz Ishii of the Dodgers won 11 in 2002. Ishii already was an experienced major-leaguer in Japan.

14

Homers hit in the Padres-Mariners three-game series -- all with the bases empty -- at Petco Park, which is becoming like old Candlestick or Wrigley Field. When the wind is blowing in off the lake, it's a 1-0 score. Blowing out? Double figures.

18

Wins in June for the Mariners after beating the Arizona Diamondbacks 3-2 on Thursday, making June the first winning month in 14 months for Seattle. The M's had not had a monthly wining record since going 13-12 in Sept. 2003.

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Years since Roger Clemens had an 0-2 start to his season, and only the second time in his 23-year career after being shut out by the Tigers on Wednesday. That's 10 times the Astros have been blanked in Clemens starts since last year.

643

At-bats between homers for Juan Pierre of the Cubs. His homer Wednesday was his first since July 7, 2005. It was the second longest string in the majors, behind Houston's Willy Taveras, whose drought now stands at 659.


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