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Twins, Red Sox tee off in blowout victories

Boston’s Dustin Pedroia, foreground, retakes his position as the scoreboard shows 11 runs scored by the Los Angeles Angels during the seventh inning of Saturday’s game in Boston. The Angels won 21-2.
Boston’s Dustin Pedroia, foreground, retakes his position as the scoreboard shows 11 runs scored by the Los Angeles Angels during the seventh inning of Saturday’s game in Boston. The Angels won 21-2. The Associated Press

A statistical look at the day that was in Major League Baseball:

1: Adam Duvall is only the third Cincinnati Reds hitter with at least 19 doubles, 22 home runs and 58 RBIs prior to the All-Star Game (since 1933), joining Gus Bell in 1953 and Johnny Bench in 1970.

3: Walk-off home runs this season by San Diego’s Melvin Upton Jr., who homered on the first pitch of the ninth from Andrew Miller to give the Padres a 2-1 victory against the New York Yankees.

5: Runs scored by the Reds in the 10th inning in their 9-4 victory over the Washington Nationals.

6: Hits in six at-bats by the Angels’ C.J. Cron in Los Angeles’ 21-2 win over the Boston Red Sox.

6: Runs batted in by the Angels’ Carlos Perez.

7: Max Kepler homered twice and set a Twins rookie record by driving in seven runs in Minnesota’s 17-5 victory over the Texas Rangers.

8: Rajai Davis became the eighth player in Cleveland Indians history to hit for the cycle.

9: Career high earned runs allowed by Miami ace Jose Fernandez in the Marlins’ 9-1 loss to the Atlanta Braves.

9: losses by the Chicago Cubs in their last 13 games after falling 4-3 to the New York Mets.

10: Consecutive starts without a loss by the Dodgers’ Scott Kazmir, who struck out 10 without walking a batter in six innings in Los Angeles’ 6-1 victory over the Colorado Rockies.

11: Runs scored by the Angels in the seventh inning.

14: Consecutive games won by the Cleveland Indians before Saturday’s 9-6 loss to the Toronto Blue Jays.

14: Victories this season by White Sox ace Chris Sale, who settled down after a shaky start to pitch seven-plus innings and become this season’s first 14-game winner as Chicago beat the Houston Astros 7-6.

15: Consecutive games with a hit by Dodgers shortstop Corey Seager, the longest current streak in the National League.

44: Mets closer Jeurys Familia got three straight outs to convert his 44th consecutive save chance.

575: Career home runs by the Angels’ Albert Pujols.

2989: Career big-league hits by Miami’s Ichiro Suzuki, whose RBI triple in the third inning scored the Marlins’ only run.

Compiled by Stu Rosenberg

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