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Baseball Report

By Bob Hurst

When the Texas Rangers played their first game at Arlington Stadium in 1972 after moving from Washington D.C., only 20,105 fans showed up to watch. The Rangers were playing in a converted minor league ball park that was expanded to 35,694 seats the year before to accommodate the major league brand.

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Baseball Report

By Bob Hurst

Josh Johnson joined an elite group on Sunday.

The Florida Marlins pitcher allowed one run, a homer to Tampa Bay’s Carl Crawford, in a 4-1 win, giving him eight straight games of giving up one run or less. That tied him with four others who have done it in a single season since 1900, while two have done it more times.

Johnson (8-2, 1.80 ERA) struck out nine with no walks while allowing six hits in eight innings.

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Baseball Report

By Bob Hurst

After his first two starts in the majors, Stephen Strasburg appears to be everything he was built up to be.

The Washington Nationals right-hander is 2-0 with a 2.19 ERA in his first week in the big leagues. Strasburg, the Nationals and baseball’s No. 1 pick in the 2009 draft, has 22 strikeouts to go with five walks while allowing six hits and three runs in 12.1 innings pitched.

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Baseball Report

By Bob Hurst

Although Major League Baseball Commissioner Bud Selig probably won’t change the call, the court of public opinion gives Armando Galarraga a perfect game.

Galarraga is the Detroit Tigers pitcher who threw a perfect game no-hitter last Wednesday against the Cleveland Indians, on replay at least. First base umpire Jim Joyce ruled baserunner Jason Donald safe on the play, but later admitted he blew the call after watching the replay.

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Baseball Report

By Bob Hurst

There’s more than one thing that’s steaming in “Hotlanta” these days. Atlanta’s baseball team — the Braves — finished the month of May off with a flourish, going 16-4 after starting the season 13-18.

After Monday’s win over Philadelphia, the Braves had made up 7 1/2 games in the standings to take over first place in the NL East by a half-game over the Phillies.

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