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13 Consecutive Royals who reached base in the third inning of Kansas City's 26-5 win over the Tigers last Thursday, tying an AL record set by the A's in 1956.

291 Increase in the number of high schools that offered bowling as a varsity sport from 2003 to '04, making it the country's fastest-growing high school sport.

4.9% Increase in the NFL's average ticket price since last season, from $52.19 to $54.75, according to a Team Marketing Report survey.

$75.33 Average ticket price for the Patriots, the NFL's most expensive.

.258 Mariners DH Edgar Martinez's batting average on Aug. 9, the day he announced he's retiring after this season.

.320 Martinez's average since his retirement announcement.