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Updated: June 18, 2005, 2:05 AM ET
By Elias Sports Bureau, Inc. | Special to ESPN Insider
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Major League Baseball

• The Diamondbacks allowed 10 runs to Cleveland in the third inning Friday night after they gave up 10 runs in the sixth inning to the White Sox on Wednesday night. Arizona is only the second team in major-league history to allow 10 or more runs in an inning in back-to-back games. The only other team to do that was the 1969 Mets, who gave up 10-plus runs in an inning in both games of a doubleheader against Houston on July 30. Denis Menke and Jimmy Wynn contributed grand slams to an 11-run ninth inning in the first game. In the Astros' 10-run third inning in Game 2, Mets manager Gil Hodges walked out to left field to remove Cleon Jones from the game, after Jones was slow in pursuing a double.

Tyler Walker entered Friday night's game in the ninth inning with the bases loaded, nobody out and the Giants leading 4-0. He struck out all three batters that he faced. Major League Baseball has officially recorded saves since 1969. This was the first time that a reliever earned a save by entering a game with the bases loaded in the ninth inning and striking out all three batters that he faced.


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