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• Joey Devine is the first player in major-league history to allow a grand slam in each of his first two games in the big leagues. Devine allowed Jeromy Burnitz's slam Tuesday, in his second major-league game, after giving one up to Xavier Nady on Saturday in his big-league debut.
In the last 10 seasons the only other pitcher to lose a game in which he allowed only one hit was Ted Lilly for the Yankees on April 27, 2002. In that game, at Safeco Field, Lilly took a no-hitter to the eighth inning of a scoreless game, but with one out Dan Wilson drew a walk. Pinch-runner Luis Ugueto moved to second base on a wild pitch and scored on Desi Relaford's single, the only hit allowed that night by Lilly.
In the last 20 seasons, two other pitchers have lost a complete game one-hitter on a home run: Kevin Appier for the Royals against the Rangers on July 27, 1993 (home run by Rafael Palmeiro in the seventh inning) and Paul Menhart for the Blue Jays against the Orioles on Aug. 2, 1995 (homer by Harold Baines in the second inning).