Between the numbers

BOB ELLIOTT -- Toronto Sun

, Last Updated: 9:51 AM ET

7

Number of times Cubs Carlos Zambrano has throw 120 or more pitches after tossing 121 on Monday. Zambrano leads the NL in both total pitches and innings. Pitch counts have been an issue with both Kerry Wood and Mark Prior.

12.8

Television viewership rating -- or about 250,000 homes -- for Tuesday night's telecast between the Red Sox and the Detroit Tigers. It was the highest rating of any game on FSN in the network's nine years of carrying the Tigers.

32

Pitches by Luke Hochevar, in his pro debut with class-A Burlington on Wednesday, working two hitless innings. The No. 1 overall pick of the Royals basically retired all seven batters he faced, with one reaching on an error.

41

One-run games the Oakland A's have played, second in the majors behind Pittsburgh's 42. Oakland has won 16 of its past 19 one-run decisions after losing 14 of its first 22. The 24 one-run victories are second behind only the Mets.

74

Number of baserunners to steal against San Diego catcher Mike Piazza who has thrown out only nine. That bodes well for the Padres' Canadian catching prospects: George Kottaras and Luke Carlin, both at triple-A Portland.


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