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July 27, 2011

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■Phillies second baseman Chase Utley has reached base safely in 28 straight games and is 8 for 17 with three homers and five RBIs in his last five games.

■Indians righthander Josh Tomlin has worked at least five innings in each of his 33 career starts, tied with Pat Malone (1928-29) for the third-longest streak since 1900.

■Angels righthander Jered Weaver is 4-0 with a 2.01 ERA in six career starts at Cleveland’s Progressive Field.

■The Mariners matched the 1926 Red Sox, 1962 Mets, and 1977 Braves with 17 losses in a row.

■Houston’s Jose Altuve has hit safely in his first six major league games.

■The combined ages of Marlins manager Jack McKeon (80 years old) and Nationals manager Davey Johnson (68) is 149 years and 57 days. That’s the oldest for any managing pair since 1950, according to information provided by the Nationals from the Elias Sports Bureau.

■Righthander Jake Arrieta became the first Orioles pitcher to reach the 10-victory plateau in July since Erik Bedard accomplished the feat on July 25, 2007.

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