Between the numbers

BOB ELLIOTT -- Toronto Sun

, Last Updated: 9:27 AM ET

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Strikeouts by Indians hitters in a 7-3 loss to Oakland on Tuesday, tying the club record set two months ago against the Twins. Indians have fanned a league-leading and club record 1,112 times. The previous Indians record was 1,099 in '99.

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Homers allowed by Tigers rookie Justin Verlander. And after giving up a grand slam to A.J. Pierzynski and solo homers to Jermaine Dye (No. 43) and Jim Thome (No. 41), he now has allowed 10 to the rival White Sox.

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Scoreless innings for San Diego's Cla Meredith, who had his streak broken when Dodgers catcher Russell Martin, born in East York and raised in Chelsea, Que., hit a 1-1 pitch for a homer.

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Base-runners allowed in 30 1/3 innings for Texas starter Edinson Volquez, who goes tomorrow against the Angels. In seven starts Volquez is 1-5 with a 6.53 ERA. For his major-league career, Volquez is 1-9 with an 8.79 ERA in 43 innings.

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Total walks by the Cubs this season. They haven't drawn fewer than 400 walks in a non-strike year since 1949, when they had 396. Meanwhile their pitchers have walked 642, for a minus-264.


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