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Last week's 'Magic Numbers'

Los Angeles Dodgers starting pitcher Clayton Kershaw follows

Los Angeles Dodgers starting pitcher Clayton Kershaw follows through on a delivery to the San Francisco Giants. (Sept. 20, 2011) Credit: AP


From the week that was in Major League Baseball:

52.4 – miles run in one day by Marlins’ president David Samson to raise $550,000 for charity. So far, Miami’s front office doing much more good raising money than spending it.

15 – days on the disabled list for Rockies’ pitcher Jeremy Guthrie, who injured his shoulder falling off his bike when the chain broke on ride to Coors Field. Fortunately, Guthrie’s lunchbox, thermos and bookbag were OK.

10 – consecutive winning decisions by Clayton Kershaw (pictured above), the best Dodgers’ streak since Ramon Martinez in 1996. Not bad. Still five behind Ivan Nova.

9 – runs allowed by Philip Humber in the follow-up start to his perfect game. It also broke Catfish Hunter’s 34-year record for runs after a perfecto. Too little, too late for Mets’ liking.

4 – incidents of fans running onto field at Camden Yards, where umpire Jeff Kellogg brought down the latest interloper Friday with open-field tackle. Mel Kiper Jr. immediately rates Kellogg as raw 6th-rounder with big upside.   

0 – games played by $142-million outfielder Carl Crawford, whose rehab from wrist surgery was shut down Thursday after spraining an elbow ligament. In meantime, Bobby Valentine thinking of using Crawford for pitching changes at Fenway.

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