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

Updated: August 29, 2005, 12:11 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 Astros' 1-0 loss to the Dodgers on Sunday marked the eighth time this season that Houston was shut out in a game started by Roger Clemens. The last pitcher to see his team whitewashed in eight of his starts during one season was San Diego's Randy Jones in 1974. But Clemens isn't the first Houston pitcher to suffer that fate. In 1965, Bob Bruce started eight games for the Astros in which they failed to score a run.

Clemens has started five games this season in which Houston lost by a 1-0 score. Clemens is the first pitcher to be victimized in that fashion that often in one season since Ferguson Jenkins started six 1-0 losses for the Cubs in 1968.

• Zack Greinke's record dropped to 3-16 in Kansas City's loss at Yankee Stadium on Sunday. No pitcher has finished a 25-start season with a winning percentage as low as Greinke's (.158) since Jose DeLeon went 2-19 (.095) for the 1985 Pirates.

The Royals have lost their last 11 games at Yankee Stadium, matching the longest current losing streak by any visiting team at a particular ballpark. (The Devil Rays have lost their last 11 games in Oakland.) It's been more than 40 years since a visiting team had a longer losing streak at Yankee Stadium than Kansas City; the Indians lost 19 straight games in New York from 1960 to 1962.

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