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Updated: October 16, 2005, 1:23 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

• Roger Clemens -- six days after becoming the second-oldest pitcher to win a postseason game and exactly 52 weeks after becoming the oldest starting pitcher to win such a game -- broke the latter record as he was credited with the victory in Houston's 4-3 win over St. Louis on Saturday.

A remarkable fact: The Rocket is the only starting pitcher in major-league history who has won a postseason game after his 41st birthday -- and he has won five of them! He won two at age 41 with the Yankees in the 2003 playoffs, two with Houston last year, and then Game 3 of the NL Championship Series.

He would have to pitch beyond this year, however, to become the oldest pitcher to win a postseason game; Dennis Martinez won in relief for Atlanta at San Diego in the 1998 postseason, when he was 78 days older than Clemens was on Saturday.

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