Between the numbers

BOB ELLIOTT -- Toronto Sun

, Last Updated: 9:29 AM ET

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Consecutive left-handed hitters -- David Dellucci, Chase Utley and Ryan Howard -- on Phillies manager Charlie Manuel lineups, challenging conventional wisdom. He uses that in an attempt to score early against a right-hander.

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Shutouts, combined or complete games by the Indians. The same Cleveland pitchers have allowed the fifth highest total of runs in the AL. The six complete game shutouts are their most in a season since 1989.

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Times opposing managers have intentionally walked Seattle's Raul Ibanez to get to Richie Sexson, who is 8-for 12 with two walks in those situations. He also has four home runs, including three grand slams.

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Consecutive sellouts at U.S. Cellular Field in Chicago by the time the Tigers leave tonight. Tomorrow, the White Sox will move ahead of the Cubs in season attendance, though both could wind up drawing more than 3 million.

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Temperature in degrees Fahrenheit at 7:11 p.m., for the first pitch at Kauffman Stadium on Wednesday. That's the hottest start for a game in Kansas City since Aug. 29, 1984. It was still 90 when the game ended four hours later.


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