.365/51/163 — Detroit Tigers slugger Miguel Cabrera, through the All-Star break, was on pace to hit .365 with 51 homers and 163 RBI. The only players in baseball history with seasons of .360 BA/50 HR/160 RBI? Babe Ruth (1921) and Jimmie Foxx (1932).
.315/37/93 — Chris Davis has a .315 batting average with 37 home runs and 93 RBI in the Baltimore Orioles’ first 96 games. Only two players to do that before this season? Again, Ruth (1921 and 1928) and Foxx (1932).
600 in Triple-AA — Because of ongoing health issues (aside from legal troubles surrounding Biogenesis), Alex Rodriguez of the New York Yankees became the first player to play in a game at the Triple-A level with more than 600 career homers in the majors.
56 wins — Some good news for Pirates fans. The Pirates had 56 wins at the All-Star break, their most since 1971 (57) when they went on to win the World Series.
Best X 5 — Now some bad news for Pirates fans. The St. Louis Cardinals entered the All-Star Game with the best record in baseball. The past five times that happened, the Cardinals reached the World Series.
0 to 32 — Yoenis Cespedes won the Home Run Derby at the All-Star Game with 32 homers. That’s a good amount, even moreso when you consider he hadn’t hit a home run in a game since June 21.
5 of 6 within 3 — Per Elias, this is the first time since Major League Baseball went to six divisions (20 seasons) that five of the six division leaders led by three games or fewer at the All-Star break.
68 to 67 — Domonic Brown of the Philadelphia Phillies has enjoyed a breakout season and had 67 RBI entering Friday. No Phillies player had more than 68 RBI for the entire 2012 season.
— Ryan Lewis