Diamond Digits: Lee never loses
We've got three weeks left in the regular season and while six teams (A's, Mariners, Nationals, Orioles, Pirates, Reds) have been eliminated with four more (Braves, Padres, Rangers, Royals) teetering on the edge, Diamond Digits plays to the last out. This week we look again at Cliff Lee's remarkable season, a traffic jam on 521, a miscue-free catcher and the toughest ticket in sports.
Losses for major league victories leader
Errors by Diamondbacks catcher
The third Astro to capture the award in the last four weeks, Oswalt was 2/3 of an inning away from throwing a complete game shutout against the Cubs on Monday and then blanked the Rockies on Saturday. In those 17 1/3 innings, Oswalt allowed just five hits for an opponents' batting average of .093. Oswalt, who walked only two men in those outings, extended his career-best personal scoreless streak to 23 1/3 innings. Honorable mention goes to Dodgers rightfielder
It was a bad week to be on Chicago's North Side as the Cubbies lost five of six games and the normally reliable
Normally this spot goes to something that happened on the field, but a major league record from off the field fell on Monday night and was worthy of the honor. When the Red Sox and Rays played in front of a full house at Fenway Park on Monday night in the first game of an AL East showdown series, it marked the 456th consecutive sellout in Boston, the longest in big league history. The previous sellout mark was owned by the Indians who sold out Jacob's Field from June 12, 1995 to April 2, 2001. Just four players remain on Boston's roster from the last time there was an unsold seat at the Fens on May 14, 2003: