Sox by the numbers

                                                                                                                                                                                                   
 
By Matt Baron
Daily Herald Staff
Updated 10/2/2008 5:57 PM

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Regular-season games, out of 122 played, in which Tampa Bay rookie slugger Evan Longoria recorded no outs while getting at least 3 hits. He went 3-for-3, with two home runs, a single and a walk in Game 1 of the ALDS.

 

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Consecutive games in which Chicago White Sox pitcher Javier Vazquez has given up more earned runs than innings pitched. Since pitching 7 shutout innings on Sept. 14 against the Detroit TIgers, he has struggled with a 13.02 ERA (24 earned runs in 16 innings).

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Consecutive games in which Tampa Bay Rays pitcher James Shields has given up fewer earned runs than innings pitched, dating back to a 1-inning, 4-run outing on June 5 against the Boston Red Sox.

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Consecutive playoff at bats for White Sox outfielder Ken Griffey without getting a hit, since a single in Game 3 of the Seattle Mariners' ALDS in 1997 against the Baltimore Orioles. After going 16-for-44, with 6 homers, in the 1995 post-season, Griffey has gone 2-for-19 in playoff action.

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Walks that free-swinging White Sox second baseman Alexei Ramirez has drawn since Sept. 1, including four in the last four games of the regular season and one in Game 1 of the ALDS. He had 10 walks entering September.

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Pitches that White Sox first baseman Paul Konerko faced leading off the 9th inning. After fouling off five pitches, he homered down the left-field line on the 11th pitch.

Sources: Sportsline.com, Retrosheet.org

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