Sunday Insider: Central Intelligence
- September 21, 2013 - 4:32 PM
Impressed that Detroit’s Anibal Sanchez has gone 31 starts without giving up more than one home run? He’s not. From 2009 to ’11, he had 52 consecutive starts with one or zero homers for the Marlins.
The White Sox’s 60th win on Tuesday included Addison Reed’s 38th save, meaning he had a role in 63.3 percent of their successes. According to Elias Sports Bureau, that’s the highest save-to-win percentage over a full season since Bryan Harvey saved 70.3 percent of the Marlins’ wins in 1993.
Ubaldo Jiminez’s 2.45 ERA for the Indians since late May is second-best in baseball, behind Bartolo Colon’s of the A’s.
With no playoff experience since 1985, K.C. fans got a shock when the Royals announced postseason ticket price increases of as much as 300 percent, and twice that should they go to the World Series.
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