Stat of the day: Pitches thrown leaders

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Taken from

  1. Justin Verlander – 3,212
  2. Adam Wainwright – 3,088
  3. C.C. Sabathia – 3,077
  4. Cliff Lee – 3,068
  5. Ubaldo Jimenez – 3,041
  6. Tim Lincecum – 3,035
  7. Felix Hernandez – 2,966
  8. Dan Haren – 2,921
  9. Jon Lester – 2,909
  10. Yovani Gallardo – 2,906

Verlander threw 125 pitches in his
eight-inning effort against the Rays on Friday night, and that wasn’t
even his season-high. He tossed 127 against the White Sox back on July 27.

Video: Ramon Torres hits little league home run in first at-bat of season

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The Royals recalled infielder Ramon Torres from Triple-A Omaha on Saturday. He didn’t get into a game until starting Thursday night’s game against the Rangers, batting ninth.

In the top of the second inning, facing Austin Bibens-Dirkx, Torres laced a single up the middle. Center fielder Delino DeShields charged in on it, attempting to keep Ryan Goins at second base, but the ball went right past his glove, through his legs, and nearly trickled all the way to the warning track. Goins scored easily and Torres was waved home, too. He managed to narrowly beat the throw, touching home plate with his left hand on a head-first slide.

The play was officially scored a single and a three-base error. Torres wasn’t credited with an RBI on the play. But at least the Royals got two runs out of it.