Originally posted on Baseball Prospectus  |  Last updated 7/23/12
The Weekend Takeaway Miguel Cabrera put the cherry on top of a thrilling weekend with his 300th career home run, which came in the third inning of Sunday’s 6-4 Tigers win over the White Sox and was his second blast of the game. But while that milestone was the highlight of the past three days, they were also replete with minutiae. The first of those oddities came in that same game, after Phil Humber—the victim of Cabrera’s wrath—yielded to Hector Santiago. The rookie left-hander tossed 3 1/3 scoreless innings, giving his bullpen mates a break and keeping the White Sox alive, but he did so by going down a path that no other relief pitcher had ever beaten before. When Santiago was pulled in the seventh inning, he had logged the following line: 3 1/3 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 4 BB, 4 K. That made him the first reliever to go at least three hitless and scoreless innings while issuing at least four walks and recording at least four strikeouts since Radhames Liz did it for the Orioles on Sep...
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