Roger Schlueter

Stats of the Day: For LA, better late than never

Stats of the Day: For LA, better late than never

Here are four interesting items from around the big leagues on Monday …

Adrian Gonzalez's single in the bottom of the 14th gave the Dodgers a 5-4 win over the Giants at Dodger Stadium. Since this rivalry moved to the West Coast for the start of the 1958 season, this is the latest a walk-off hit has been produced by a Dodgers player against the Giants. On the other side, San Francisco has had three walk-off hits against Los Angeles in the 15th inning or later since 1958. Before Gonzalez's hit, the last walk-off hit in this series to arrive so late came on May 2, 1995, when Matt Williams doubled in Barry Bonds in the 15th to give the Giants a 4-3 victory.

David Ortiz hit his 495th career homer to aid in a Red Sox 4-3 win over the Yankees. Against the Yanks, Ortiz has 47 homers, 117 extra-base hits and a .565 slugging percentage. The 47 homers place him in a tie with Harmon Killebrew and Rafael Palmeiro for the sixth most all time against New York, while the 117 extra-base hits are the ninth most since 1914. The .565 slugging percentage represents the seventh highest against the Yankees franchise (min. 150 games) since 1914. The six higher marks belong to Hank Greenberg (.667), Manny Ramirez (.617), Ted Williams (.608), Jim Rice (.582), Palmeiro (.579) and Jimmie Foxx (.577).

Papi hits homer No. 495

Bartolo Colon assembled eight innings of scoreless ball and picked up his 12th win of the year as the Mets defeated the Phillies, 3-1. Colon's 45 total victories from his age-40 through age-42 seasons are the sixth most all time, trailing Warren Spahn's 62, Cy Young's 61, Randy Johnson's 50, Roger Clemens' 48 and Pete Alexander's 46.

Dallas Keuchel (one run on six hits in seven innings) recorded his 16th victory of the season. Matched against the top marks from qualifying Astros southpaws at the conclusions of their respective seasons, his 179 ERA+ would be the highest (Andy Pettitte's 177 in 2005 stands as the highest for now); his 2.24 ERA would be the third lowest, behind Bob Knepper's 2.18 mark in 1981 and Mike Cuellar's 2.22 in 1966; his 0.997 WHIP would be the lowest (Pettitte's 1.030 from '05 stands as the lowest); his 4.12 K:BB ratio would be the second best, behind Pettitte's 4.17 in '05; and his 23.0 strikeout percentage would be the best (Wandy Rodriguez's 22.7 percent from 2009 stands as the top mark for now).

Keuchel goes seven for 16th win

Milestone watch for Tuesday

• Ortiz needs one home run to become the first Red Sox player with nine 30-homer seasons. At eight, he is tied with Williams. Also, Ortiz is three extra-base hits shy of tying Jim Thome (1,089) for 21st all time.

Bryce Harper needs two walks for 100 in 2015. When he reaches the century mark, he will become the fifth player to produce a 30-homer, 100-walk year in an age-22-or-younger season. Harper will join Williams (who did this twice), Foxx, Mel Ott and Eddie Mathews.

Roger Schlueter is a contributor to This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.