Between the numbers

BOB ELLIOTT -- Toronto Sun

, Last Updated: 9:21 AM ET

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Mound visits as Pittsburgh's Ian Snell allowed two runs in seven innings to beat the Milwaukee Brewers. In his previous start the Pirate righty complained that his head was too clouded by pitching coach Jim Colborn's frequent visits

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Organizations that failed to field a minor-league team which made post-season play: The Mariners, Nationals, White Sox, Rangers and Marlins. Of course, many of the Marlins minor-leaguers are in the majors. The Jays had three.

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Second basemen who have started at least 12 games for the Cubs. Todd Walker, Jerry Hairston and Neifi Perez began the year. Now it's Ronny Cedeno, Ryan Theriot and Freddy Bynum. Tony Womack, since released, also saw time.

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Times Robbie Alomar took a base and a scorer ruled that it was not a stolen base but defensive indifference, which makes him the career leader. We always thought it was a dumb not to give the runner a steal. What happens if he falls?

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Strikeouts by Indians hitters on a 10-game trip to Texas, Toronto and Chicago, including 77 times in the final eight games. Indians hitters lead the AL with 1,060 strikeouts, in excellent shape to break the club record of 1,099 set in '99.


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