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* With his two RBIs in the first, Orioles' Rafael Palmeiro passed Honus Wagner for 17th all-time with 1,733 career RBIs.

* Tampa Bay's Carl Crawford stole two bases, pushing his major league-leading total to 37. He also became just the eighth player since 1900 to steal 100 bases before the age of 23.

* The White Sox lead the Windy City series, 22-18, and have won the last four series against the Cubs. They won two of three games last weekend at US Cellular Field.

* Pittsburgh's Oliver Perez leads NL starting pitchers with an average of 10.9 strikeouts per nine innings and has 348 strikeouts in 309 career innings.

* Montreal's Livan Hernandez is tied with Anaheim's Bartolo Colon for most complete games since the start of the 2002 season (17).

* Cubs' Aramis Ramirez left in the seventh with a strained right groin following a hard slide into third.

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