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• With one more hit Soriano will become the 16th active player to have at least 2,000 Major League hits in his career.

• Reliever David Robertson has held opposing batters hitless in their last 21 at-bats with runners on base. Robertson also has a stretch of 19 1/3 scoreless innings, the longest such stretch in a single season of his career.

Robertson has also retired the last 23 hitters he faced with the bases loaded, dating back to April 19, 2011. The last pitcher to have a longer such streak was Jeff Brantley from 1989-91 (30 consecutive batters retired).

Manny Randhawa is an associate reporter for
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