Between the numbers

BOB ELLIOTT -- Toronto Sun

, Last Updated: 9:12 AM ET

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Times that White Sox manager Ozzie Guillen had Brandon McCarthy up in the bullpen Saturday and Sunday before putting him in for the 14th inning against Boston on Sunday. McCarthy worked 4 1/3 innings, allowing one run.

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Games the Detroit Tigers have left in the second half against the Royals and Indians, against whom they are 15-3 this season. The second-half ERAs of Jeremy Bonderman, Mike Maroth and Nate Robertson are 5.13, 4.94 and 5.90.

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Games the Detroit Tigers have made up on the Cleveland Indians in the AL Central standings. Detroit finished the 2005 season 22 games behind the second-place Indians, and at the all-star break this year the Tigers are 18 games ahead.

87

Double plays grounded into by the aging Giants, second most in the NL ... yet they also lead the NL in triples with 33. They have Steve Finley, whose nine triples are second in the league, and they have that 421-foot right-center alley at home.

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Win percentage for the Oakland A's after the all-star break since 2000. The A's are 284-160 post-break, the majors' best mark. Of course, the club hasn't won a post-season series since then, going 0-9 in elimination games.


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