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"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.



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

Jordan Zimmermann

RHP, Washington

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.