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Teixeira, Yankees spoil Boston’s division title celebration with walk-off grand slam

The New York Yankees’ Mark Teixeira, center, reacts after teammates doused him with ice water and Gatorade after hitting a ninth-inning, walk-off grand slam against the Boston Red Sox in New York on Wednesday.
The New York Yankees’ Mark Teixeira, center, reacts after teammates doused him with ice water and Gatorade after hitting a ninth-inning, walk-off grand slam against the Boston Red Sox in New York on Wednesday. The Associated Press

A by-the-numbers glance at Wednesday’s MLB highlights and lowlights:

1: Career walk-off home runs by the Yankees’ Mark Texieira, whose hit a walk-off grand slam in the ninth inning to beat the Red Sox 5-3.

1: Hits by the Pirates’ John Jason against the Cubs – a single, double, triple and home run for the cycle. It’s the first cycle by a Pirate since Daryle Ward in 2004, according to ESPN Stats & Info.

2: American League East titles won by the Red Sox the past four seasons. Boston clinched the A.L. East title nearly 30 minutes before Teixeira connected, thanks to Toronto’s 3-2 loss against Baltimore.

5: Consecutive losses by Astros pitcher Doug Fister; Houston has lost Fister’s last seven starts, none of which have seen him last longer than five innings.

7: Earned runs allowed by Cubs pitcher Jake Arrieta against the Pirates.

24: Consecutive winning seasons by the Yankees, the second-longest streak in major-league history behind the Yankees’ run of 39 straight from 1926-64.

30: Home runs this season by the Mariners’ Kyle Seager.

30: Consecutive games with a hit by the Braves’ Freddie Freeman.

32: Home runs by the Mets’ Jay Bruce and Cubs’ Anthony Rizzo.

34: Home runs by the Braves’ Matt Kemp.

34-43: The Cardinals’ record at home.

40: Home runs by White Sox slugger Todd Frazier.

41: Home runs by the A’s Khris Davis.

46: Major league-leading home runs by Baltimore’s Mark Trumbo.

50: Saves by the Mets’ Jeurys Familia.

200: Hits this season by Arizona’s Jean Segura.

Compiled by Stu Rosenberg

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