Between the numbers

BOB ELLIOTT -- Toronto Sun

, Last Updated: 8:28 AM ET

1

Number of pitches Indians Kevin Kouzmanoff needed to hit a grand slam in his first MLB at-bat. Two others hit grand slams in their first at-bat: Florida's Jeremy Hermida in 2005 and Phillies' Bill Duggleby way back in 1898.

5

Game suspension for Minnesota Twins broadcaster Bert Blyleven, who fouled up a pre-game intro and his profanity was heard on-air. The Twins employ Blyleven, who thought the segment was being taped.

19

Players on the Devil Rays' 30-man roster, not on the opening day lineup. one of their September callups, RP Juan Salas, pitched 50 games at double-A Montgomery and triple-A Durham, going 4-1 with 17 saves and a 0.71 ERA.

36

Homers by Carlos Delgado, giving him 100 RBIs with the New York Mets. Delgado had 33 homers and 115 RBIs with the Marlins in 2005. Delgado is the only player in history to hit 30 homers and have 100 RBIs with two teams in two seasons.

287

Career appearances by Red Sox reliever Mike Timlin, the former Blue Jay, after his Tuesday outing. He has moved ahead of Dick Radatz and into second on the Bosox's all-time list. Bob Stanley is first with 552 games.


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