-- Baseball sage and Hall of Fame pitcher Satchel Paige, who broke into the bigs with the Indians
Did you know? "Ancient Mariner" Jamie Moyer has pitched to three Boones during his Major League career. Aaron Boone became the third Boone when Moyer faced him here Friday night. The slow-tossing left-hander had earlier faced brother Bret and the Boone brothers' patriarch, Bob, during a 22-season career in the bigs.Tribe tidbits: Victor Martinez has reached base in 45 straight games, a streak that goes back to Sept. 17, 2005. Martinez, who hit a Major League-best .380 (100-for-263) in the second half of the '05 season, is hitting .377 (43-for-114) with five homers and 21 RBIs in 30 games. His batting average ranks third in the American League. ... Tribe fans can buy tickets to games at The Jake or any other stadium through the Internet at www.indians.com, at the Jacobs Field box office, at the seven Cleveland Indians Team Shops in Northeast Ohio and through the Ticketmaster.com phone center (1-866-48-TRIBE). ... In their last 21 games, the Indians are 9-12. ... The Indians have won 10 of their last 13 games in Safeco Field. .. The Indians are hitting .306 (108-for-353) from the seventh inning on and .326 (177-for-543) with runners on base. Against right-handed pitchers, the Tribe is hitting .315 this season. On this date: In 1999, the Tribe staged one of its all-time great comebacks when the club rallied from a 9-1 deficit to beat the Devil Rays, 20-11. The Indians scored 18 of their 20 runs in the final three innings. And the answer is: A pair of Hall of Famers share the record. Tris Speaker and Nap Lajoie both had three 200-hit seasons during their careers in Cleveland. On deck: Right-hander Paul Byrd will start the three-game series Monday night in Kansas City. Byrd (4-2, 7.11 ERA) will face Royals right-hander Denny Bautista in the 8:10 p.m. ET game at Kauffman Stadium.
Justice B. Hill is a reporter for MLB.com. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.