Nation Station: In-game notes


Nation Station: In-game notes

By Bill Chuck
Special to

Statistical notes from the Red Sox' Opening Day loss . . .

The last time Daniel Bard gave up three runs in a game was August 9, 2009 against the Yankees. He gave up four on June 14, 2009 against the Phillies. He has never given up five in an appearance.
The Rangers came into this game hitting 5-for-24, a .208 average, against Bard.

Last season, Bard gave up eight doubles all season. He gave up three in this appearance.
David Ortiz had one homer in 63 plate appearances last April. He now has one in four plate appearances this season. He has 32 lifetime homers against the Rangers.

Jon Lester has now surrendered 68 career home runs, two leading off a game. This is the first three-gopher game of his career; he has 16 two-gopher games. These were the second, third and fourth homers he has given up in the Rangers Ballpark.
Lester gave up 14 homers last season, but five times he allowed two homers in a game.
This is the 25th time he has given up at least five runs in a game, and the 22nd time he has given up five earned runs.

Adrian Gonzalez now has two stolen bases in 3,632 plate appearances. That is the most PA of any active player with two steals. Jay Gibbons, on the Dodgers DL, has two steals and 3,115 PA.

His only other steal came on 42809 at Coors Field off of Jorge de la Rosa and Yorvit Torrealba of the Rockies. It was a straight steal and it came with two out in the 6th after Gonzalez had singled. From

Jarrod Saltalamacchia made one start for the Rangers last season and it was on Opening Day. His walkoff single produced a 5-4 win over Toronto.

Kevin Youkilis' first-inning double gives him 201 in his career, two behind Rick Burleson (26th) on the all-time Sox doubles list. Youk has 2,776 career at bats.

Here are the other batters with 201 doubles:

RkPlayerABFromToTm1Ed Brinkman604519611975WSA-DET-TOT2Mickey Stanley502219641978DET3Brandon Inge433720012010DET4Bob O'Farrell410119151935CHC-TOT-STL-NYG5Bill Hall314020022010MIL-TOT-BOS6Joe Mauer309220042010MIN7Joe Harris303519141928NYY-CLE-BOS-TOT-WSH-

WORLD SERIES: Kluber and Perez lead Indians to 6-0 win over Cubs in Game 1


WORLD SERIES: Kluber and Perez lead Indians to 6-0 win over Cubs in Game 1

CLEVELAND - Corey Kluber got the Cleveland Indians off to a striking start and Roberto Perez put away Chicago in the Cubs' first World Series game since 1945.

Kluber dominated into the seventh inning, Perez homered twice and the Indians beat the Cubs 6-0 in the opener Tuesday night. AL Championship Series MVP Andrew Miller escaped a bases-loaded, no-out jam in the seventh and got out of trouble in the eighth, preserving a three-run lead.

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