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WADE PERFORMS WELL IN FINALS
From Elias: Dwyane Wade scored 22 points in Miami's Game 1 victory over the Mavericks. Wade has scored 230 points in seven career NBA Finals games. Only two other players scored that many points in their first seven NBA Finals games: Rick Barry (269) and Michael Jordan (234).
TURN UP THE HEAT ON SOUTH BEACH
From Elias: Miami has won each of its nine home games in the 2011 playoffs, while allowing 95 or fewer points in each game. Only three other teams in NBA history had a streak like that: the Bulls in 1996 (all 10 home games), Lakers in 2004 (nine) and Celtics in 2008 (nine).
HEAT AND MAVS TAKE TIME TO WARM UP
From Elias: The Heat and Mavericks combined for 33 points in the first quarter of Game 1. That's the fewest points scored in the first quarter of the NBA Finals in the shot-clock era.
BAUTISTA LEADS A.L. IN HOME RUNS FOR FIFTH STRAIGHT MONTH
From Elias: Jose Bautista finished the month of May with 11 home runs, the most in the American League. It was the fifth straight month in which Bautista led the A.L. in homers (excluding March and October). Bautista led the American League in homers in July, August and September of 2010 and in April and May of 2011. The last player to lead a league in home runs (outright or tied) for five consecutive months was Jimmie Foxx. Foxx led the A.L. in homers in June, July, August and September in 1933 and in April in 1934.
ESPINOSA REACHES 10 HR EARLIER THAN ANY SECOND SACKER
From Elias: Danny Espinosa hit two home runs - his ninth and tenth of the season - off Cliff Lee in the Nationals' win over the Phillies. Espinosa is the first rookie second-baseman in major-league history to hit 10 home runs before June 1.
CURTIS AND THE BABE
From Elias: Curtis Granderson's first-inning homer was his 17th of the season to go along with his five triples. Granderson became only the second player in major-league history with 17 or more home runs and five or more triples in a season before June 1. The other was Babe Ruth, who did it for the Yankees in 1928 (five triples and 19 homers through May 31).
20-YEAR OLD LYLES MAKES MLB DEBUT AT WRIGLEY
From Elias: Jordan Lyles, at the age of 20 years, 224 days, made his major league debut as a starting pitcher for the Astros at Wrigley Field Tuesday night. Lyles was the third-youngest player to make his major-league debut as a starting pitcher at the "Friendly Confines". Carlos Zambrano, who coincidentally started for the Cubs tonight against Lyles, was 20 years, 80 days old when he made his debut on August 20, 2001; and the Dodgers' Bill Singer was 20 years 153 days old when he made his debut on September 24, 1964.
ASTROS SCORE SIX IN NINTH INNING FOR WIN
From Elias: The Astros scored six runs in the ninth inning to turn a 3-1 deficit into a 7-3 victory Tuesday night. The last time the Astros scored that many runs in the final inning of a game to turn a deficit into a win was April 16, 1985 at Dodger Stadium. Just like Tuesday night, Houston trailed 3-1 entering the ninth inning of that game and scored six in the ninth for a 7-3 win.
ANIBAL IS HOT
From Elias: Anibal Sanchez is 4-0 with a 1.15 earned-run average over his last five starts. The last Marlins pitcher to go 4-0 or better with an ERA that low over a five-start span was A.J. Burnett in 2005. Burnett went 5-0 with a 0.93 ERA over a five-start span from July 30 to August 19.
BUCS STARTING PITCHING EXCELLING
From Elias: James McDonald allowed one run in six innings for the Pirates in their win over the Mets Tuesday night. Pittsburgh's starting pitchers have not allowed more than two earned runs in any of their last 12 games, the longest such streak for any team in the major leagues this season and the longest by the Bucs since 1984. The Pirates starting pitchers during their 12-game streak in 1984 were John Candelaria, Larry McWilliams, John Tudor, Jose DeLeon, Rick Rhoden and Lee Tunnell.
ALEXEI HAS ANOTHER BIG GAME
From Elias: Alexei Ramirez had four hits and three RBI in the White Sox win over the Red Sox. Ramirez had four hits and five runs batted in on May 22 as well. Ramirez is only the fourth player in White Sox history to have two games with at least four hits and three runs batted in within a span of 10 days: Hal Trosky did it in 1946, Frank Thomas in 1993 and Chris Singleton in 2000.
SOX WINNING STREAK AT FENWAY... WHITE SOX THAT IS
From Elias: The White Sox have won six straight games at Fenway Park, matching their second-longest winning streak ever on Yawkey Way. The Pale Hose won seven straight at Fenway spanning the 1958 and 1959 seasons, they won six in a row in 1953 and spanning 1926 and 1927.
JAY BRUCE AND FRANK ROBINSON
From Elias: Jay Bruce finished the month of May with a .342 batting average, 12 home runs and 33 runs batted in. Only one player in Reds history batted .340 or better with at least 12 homers and 33 RBI in a calendar month: Frank Robinson in July 1961 (.409 BA, 13 HR, 34 RBI).
BELTRE 0-FOR-19 AGAINST FARNSWORTH
From Elias: Kyle Farnsworth induced Adrian Beltre to pop out for the final out in the Rays' win over the Rangers. Beltre is now 0-for-19 in his career against Farnsworth. That matches the most career at-bats without a hit any active batter has against any active pitcher in the major leagues. Colorado's Dexter Fowler is 0-for-19 in his career against Pittsburgh's Kevin Correia.
SIZEMORE ENDS DROUGHT
From Elias: Grady Sizemore had two run-scoring doubles in the Indians' win over the Blue Jays. Sizemore entered Tuesday's games hitless in his previous 19 at-bats with runners on base, the longest current streak of its kind in the majors entering the day.