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A daily glance inside the numbers from the world of sports.

Updated: July 17, 2005, 1:17 AM ET
By Elias Sports Bureau, Inc. | Special to ESPN Insider
A daily glance inside the numbers from the world of sports:

Major League Baseball

• Mark Buehrle allowed two runs and three hits over seven innings as he did the same thing to the Indians on Saturday that he had done to the National League All-Stars on Tuesday night: He beat them. Since 1982, pitchers who started and won the All-Star Game are now 9-1 in their first subsequent starts. The only pitcher who lost under those circumstances was Kevin Brown, when he pitched for the Rangers in 1992.

• The White Sox boosted their won-lost record to 60-29 with their 7-5 victory at Cleveland, and became the first major-league team to reach 60 wins this season.

It was just five years ago that the Sox enjoyed the same distinction: They were the first team to reach the 60-win mark back in the 2000 season. But that season had a sour conclusion, for while Chicago won the American League's Central Division title, it was swept by Seattle in the first round of the playoffs. Since the 1994 strike, that was the only big-league team that was the first to 60 wins but didn't win a postseason game.

• A day after he allowed seven runs in 2 2/3 innings in a loss to the Blue Jays, Hideo Nomo was designated for assignment by the Devil Rays. Nomo had a 7.24 ERA in 100 2/3 innings with Tampa Bay this season, after compiling an ERA of 8.25 in 84 innings for the Dodgers last season.

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