Roger Schlueter

Stats of the Day: Weave-ing spot in Angels lore

Stats of the Day: Weave-ing spot in Angels lore

Here are five interesting items from around the big leagues this weekend …

• Working six innings in his season debut on Sunday, Angels starter Jered Weaver picked up a win -- the 139th victory of his career. The "W" moved Weaver past Nolan Ryan into sole possession of second place in Angels history. Chuck Finley leads with 165 wins. This victory moved Weaver's career mark to 74-30 at home. His .712 winning percentage stands as the fourth highest since 1913 for any pitcher with at least 125 home starts. Weaver trails Lefty Grove's .791 (167-44), Ron Guidry's .717 (99-39) and Lefty Gomez's .713 (112-45).

• On Sunday, Rangers right fielder Nomar Mazara (20 years and 350 days old) made his Major League debut. With two singles and a home run, Mazara became the 17th player since 1913 to be less than 21 years old and have three hits in a debut. He is the first to do this since Giancarlo Stanton in 2010, and the first player among the 17 to do it for the Senators/Rangers franchise.

Mazara's impressive MLB debut

Trevor Story hit his Major League-leading seventh home run of the season on Sunday as the Rockies defeated the Padres. The seven roundtrippers through his first six career games is a Major League record. His seven through his team's first six games is also a Major League record, surpassing the mark first set by Willie Mays in 1964, matched by Mike Schmidt in 1976 and equaled by Larry Walker in 1997.

Story's solo blast

• Matching up for the eighth time, southpaws Clayton Kershaw and Madison Bumgarner received no-decisions on Saturday as the Dodgers emerged with an extra-inning victory. Kershaw allowed two runs in eight innings to see his career ERA against the Giants move to 1.57 in 235 1/3 innings. Among all pitchers since 1913 with at least 200 innings against any single opponent, that mark is third lowest. Reb Russell posted a 1.49 against Boston (from 1913-19), and Mel Stottlemyre held the Angels to a 1.49 from 1964-74.

Kershaw goes eight strong

• On Saturday, Albert Pujols reached 1,700 career RBIs. Pujols is the ninth player to reach the number through his age-36 season (Lou Gehrig, Alex Rodriguez, Jimmie Foxx, Babe Ruth, Mel Ott, Hank Aaron, Al Simmons, Manny Ramirez).

Roger Schlueter is a statistical researcher and writes for This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.