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

Updated: July 23, 2005, 1:22 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

• The Yankees started Randy Johnson (256-134) against the Angels on Thursday and Al Leiter (159-127) on Friday. With Kevin Brown (211-143) and Mike Mussina (220-124) scheduled for the last two games of the series, the Yankees would become the first team in major-league history to start four pitchers with at least 150 career wins in one series.

• Jack McKeon's Marlins visited Felipe Alou's Giants in San Francisco Friday night. McKeon will celebrate his 75th birthday on Nov. 23; Alou turned 70 on May 12. It was the first time that two managers or head coaches, both age 70 or older, opposed one another in any of the major pro sports in North America.

Roger Clemens made his 20th start of the season, and this is the 20th consecutive season that he reached that total. There have been only five other 20/20 pitchers in major-league history. The longest streaks of 20-start seasons: Nolan Ryan, 22 (1971-1992); Don Sutton, 22 (1966-1987); Phil Niekro, 21 (1967-1987); Clemens, 20 (1986-2005); Tom Seaver, 20 (1967-1986); Cy Young, 20 (1891-1910).

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