AROUND THE HORN

Cecil Whig - - INSIDE BASEBALL -

At­ten­dees at the Chat­field ( Colo.) High School prom got a sur­prise guest: Dodgers out­fielder Yasiel Puig. The fa­ther of one of the prom at­ten­dees is a friend of Puig’s, and so with the Dodgers in town the night of the prom, Puig showed up to sur­prise his friend’s daugh­ter, who couldn’t at­tend the game that day. Puig posed for pho­tos with stu­dents, in­clud­ing the school’s base­ball team. Puig made a pair of ter­rific plays in Colorado, in­clud­ing a throw mea­sured at 310 feet that nailed Colorado’s Trevor Storey as he tried to stretch a dou­ble into a triple. …

In the first three weeks, the Yan­kees’ Ja­coby Ells­bury reached base three times on catcher’s in­ter­fer­ence. All other MLB play­ers com­bined had two. …

The Cubs’ Jake Ar­ri­eta threw his sec­ond ca­reer no-hit­ter in a 16–0 win over the Reds on April 21. Ar­ri­eta struck out six and walked four, and also chipped in with two hits.

Cleve­land ended Week 3 at 9–7, not bad con­sid­er­ing the In­di­ans just got start­ing right fielder Lon­nie Chisen­hall back on April 20, and start­ing left fielder Michael Brant­ley is out un­til late April af­ter 2015 shoul­der surgery. …

A doc­u­ment out­lin­ing the orig­i­nal “Laws of Base Ball” sold for $3.26 mil­lion at an auc­tion on April 24. The rules, out­lined by Daniel Lu­cius “Doc” Adams, spelled out how the game was played in 1856. The pre­vi­ous record for a base­ball doc­u­ment was Babe Ruth’s 1918 Red Sox con­tract, which sold for $1.02 mil­lion in 2014. …

Through the game’s first three weeks, the Amer­i­can League ac­tu­ally had a lower ERA (3.75) than the Na­tional League (4.21). The av­er­age NL team al­lowed seven un­earned runs, com­pared to four for the AL. …

Vot­ing for base­ball’s 87th All- Star Game, which will take place in San Diego’s Petco Park, has be­gun. Fans are al­lowed to vote up to 35 times, with a max­i­mum of five times per day, at MLB.com. In 2015, 620 mil­lion votes were cast, far eclips­ing 2012’s record of 391 mil­lion.

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