Hitting categories Vinny Castilla, released this week by San Diego, leads on the career list of Mexican players: Home runs (319), RBI (1,101), doubles (349), runs scored (900), extra-base hits (696), total bases (3,242) and hits (1,880).
Earned runs allowed in 11 1/3 innings by Texas Rangers lefty John Koronka, 0-2 with a 14.29 ERA for three starts in which he has faced a team for the second time. He made a repeat start against the Chicago White Sox last night.
The length of a statement, in seconds, made by Phillies righty Brett Myers when he returned to the rotation after a leave of absence following his arrest for allegedly hitting his wife, Kim, outside the team's Boston hotel on June 24.
New uniform number to be worn by Eddie Guardado of the Reds. He has worn No. 18 for his entire career. When traded to the Reds he asked: "Who wears No. 18?" He was told the number was worn by Ted Kluszewski and is retired.
Career wins of Astros' Roger Clemens (342) and Cubs' Greg Maddux (325) when they faced each other on Wednesday. Before they met last season, two 300-game winners hadn't matched up since Tim Keefe and Jim Galvin in 1892.