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MLB Stat of the Day
Paul Goldschmidt’s second-place MVP finish is the highest in @Dbacks history.
Mike Trout is the 12th player to finish second in either AL or NL MVP balloting at least two years in a row.
Andrew McCutchen is the 6th @Pirates player to win NL MVP and first since Barry Bonds in 1992.
The @tigers are 1st club with back-to-back-to-back MVPs since Roger Maris, Mickey Mantle and Elston Howard won for @Yankees from 1960-63.
The @tigers have boasted the AL MVP in 3 consecutive seasons: @JustinVerlander in 2011, @MiguelCabrera in 2012-13.
.@ClaytonKersh22 is 5th player to win Cy Young Award twice before age 26 (Denny McClain, Bret Saberhagen, Roger Clemens, Tim Lincecum).
.@ShaneVictorino has four, four-RBI performances in his #postseason career - the most ever.
.@davidortiz's .688 batting average gives him second highest in #WorldSeries history, behind Billy Hatcher’s .750 in 1990.
.@davidortiz finished #WorldSeries with a .688/.760/1.188/1.948 line, with 11 hits in 16-at-bats, 7 runs, 2 doubles, 2 HRs and 6 RBIs.
The @RedSox finished #World Series with a .621 OPS - lowest for a champ since 2003 @Marlins posted a .582.
The @RedSox finished #World Series with a .211 batting average - lowest for champ since 1974 @Athletics batted .211.
.@davidortiz's .760 on-base percentage is the second highest in #WorldSeries history, behind Billy Hatcher’s .800 in 1990.
John Lackey became first @RedSox starter to pick up a #WorldSeries win in a Game 6 since Carl Mays went the distance in the 1918 clincher.
The @RedSox join 1979 @Pirates and 2003 @Marlins as only teams since 1969 to win #WorldSeries after dropping Game 3 to fall into 2-1 hole.
Wednesday's Game 6 win at Fenway Park marked first time @RedSox had clinched #World Series at home since they beat Cubs in Game 6 in 1918.
John Lackey is looking to become the 1st pitcher ever to start and win the clinching game of a #WorldSeries for 2 different teams.
The 2013 @RedSox are trying to join the 1991 @Twins as the only teams ever to win a #WorldSeries one season after finishing in last place.
The @RedSox last clinched a #World Series title at home 95 years ago with a 2-1 win over Cubs in Game 6 of 1918 Fall Classic at Fenway Park.
The @RedSox are 7-9 all-time in potential clinching #WorldSeries games.
.@RedSox pitchers are holding @Cardinals to a .218 batting average, a .274 on-base percentage, a .303 slugging percentage and a .577 OPS.
.@Cardinals pitchers have held @RedSox to a .205 batting average and a .585 OPS.
Koji Uehara now has four multiple-inning saves in 2013 #postseason.
.@davidortiz now has 6 multi-hit games in his #WorldSeries career, matching Duffy Lewis for the most by a @RedSox player.
.@davidortiz has reached safely at least twice in 6 straight WS games, tying Carl Yastrzemski for longest such streak in @RedSox history.
.@davidortiz currently owns a .733/.750/1.267/2.017 line in the 2013 #WorldSeries.
.@davidortiz has 11 hits in the 2013 #WorldSeries, leaving him 2 shy of the record for a single Fall Classic.
Lester joins Smoky Joe Wood (Game 4, 1912) & Rube Foster (Game 2, 1915) as only @RedSox with at least 7 Ks/0 walks in a #WorldSeries game.
.@JLester31 is second @RedSox pitcher with at least 4 wins as a starter in a single #postseason, joining Josh Beckett (2007).
Ortiz’s streak - which began in Game 3 - looked like this: walk, single, intentional walk, single, double, walk, single, double, single.
With a single in the 4th, @davidortiz matched Billy Hatcher’s 1990 record for most consecutive times reaching safely in a #WorldSeries - 9.
When a #WorldSeries has been tied at 2-2 (42 times before 2013), team that won Game 5 went on to win the title 27 times.
Allen Craig’s four #WorldSeries pinch-hits are the most ever.
2013 represents 43rd time a #WorldSeries has been tied at 2 games apiece. In 25 of the previous 42 scenarios, the home team won Game 5.
.@davidortiz is first @RedSox first baseman since Dick Hoblitzell in Game 2 in 1916 to reach safely at least 4 times in a #WorldSeries game.
.@davidortiz has now reached safely at least twice in 5 straight #WorldSeries contests: a streak dating back to Game 4 of 2007 #WorldSeries.
In the four #WorldSeries games in 2013, @davidortiz is 8-for-11 with five runs scored, four walks, a double, two home runs and five RBIs.
The @Cardinals are 29-46 in #WorldSeries play when not homering.
The 13 games decided by one run in this #postseason tie 2013 for the most in any #postseason with a Division Series round.
.@ShaneVictorino was hit by a pitch for the seventh time in this year’s #postseason - the most ever.
Tonight marks the first time the @RedSox have visited the new Busch Stadium.
.@RedSox are 17-13 all-time in road #WorldSeries games, and have won their last 4.
Last night was David Ortiz’s 1st loss in a #WorldSeries game.
.@davidortiz career #postseason ranks: XBH – 4th (38) RBI – 5th (59) TB – 6th (154) HR – 7th (17) Runs – 9th (47)
The 12 Ks recorded by the @Cardinals in Game 2 are tied for most vs. @RedSox in #WorldSeries (Game 2, 1986 vs. @Mets).
When the team has two steals in a #WorldSeries game, the @Cardinals are 11-6. (2/2)
The @Cardinals stole 2 bases in a #WorldSeries contest for the first time since Game 6 of the 1987 Fall Classic. (1/2)
.@carlosbeltran15 owns a 1.162 OPS in his #postseason career – one that has seen him accumulate 203 plate appearances. (1/2)
Only two other players with at least 100 plate appearances have a higher OPS: Babe Ruth (1.211) and Lou Gehrig (1.208). (2/2)
.@carlosbeltran15 has 38 RBIs in 47 career #postseason games. Those 38 through his first 47 tie Lance Berkman and @davidortiz for the most.