By the numbers
Number of strikeouts by Atlanta starter John Smoltz – one away from tying Cy Young for 18th place on the all-time list.
Hitting streak of New York Mets third baseman David Wright – tying club record set by Mike Piazza (1999) and Hubie Brooks (1984).
Batting average of Kansas City outfielder David DeJesus over nine-game hitting streak. He has 22 hits in 40 at-bats with one home run, five doubles and three triples.