"I could throw just about any pitch I wanted to today. It doesn't happen often like that."
— Boston righthander Clay Buchholz, after coming within one out of a shutout Saturday while improving to 3-0 in four career starts against Houston.
GAME OF NUMBERS
Home runs allowed to Seattle on Friday night by Oakland's Jesse Chavez, one fewer than in 13 previous starts combined.
Consecutive games without a stolen base for the Los Angeles Dodgers — their longest such streak since 1900 — before Howie Kendrick broke it Friday against the Mets.
long wait over
A native of Auburndale, Wis., Zimmermann (6-5, 3.16 ERA) will face the World Series champion San Francisco Giants for the first time Sunday since giving up one run over 8⅔ innings in Game 2 of their NL Division Series matchup last year. Washington lost 2-1 in 18 innings.