Between the numbers

BOB ELLIOTT -- Toronto Sun

, Last Updated: 9:33 AM ET

0

Bottles of beer (on the wall) or in the A's clubhouse, as ordered by GM Billy Beane. The ban is a result of Esteban Loaiza being stopped under suspicion of drunk driving and speeding early in the morning after a recent game.

5

Former GMs working for the San Diego Padres. CEO Sandy Alderson hired ex-Dodgers GM Paul DePodesta as special assistant, joining Ed Wade (Phillies), Randy Smith (Tigers, Padres), Ted Simmons (Pirates) and Alderson (A's).

27

Hitters faced by Colorado's Josh Fogg in a complete-game, two-hit effort at Seattle. He then pitched seven innings, in which he gave up a pair of solo homers in a 5-3 win against San Francisco at Coors Field on Wednesday.

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The number of consecutive at-bats without a hit for Houston Astros catcher Brad Ausmus before he managed a fourth-inning single off the glove of Chicago Cubs third baseman Aramis Ramirez on Wednesday night.

2,635,930

All-star votes for Pirates OF Jason Bay, of Trail, B.C., who finished second in NL fan voting to only 1B Albert Pujols with 3,418,555. Bay beat out the other OFs, Carlos Beltran (2,548,744) and Alfonso Soriano (2,411,892).


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