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FOSTER A HORSE-AND-A-HALF
From Elias: Arian Foster reached 5000 career scrimmage yards (those made on carries or catches) on Monday in his 40th game in the NFL. Only two players in league history reached 5000 scrimmage yards in as few games as Foster: Edgerrin James (36 games) and Eric Dickerson (39).
MCKNIGHT GOES THE LENGTH OF THE FIELD
From Elias: Joe McKnight's 100-yard kickoff return for a touchdown extended the Jets' streak of seasons with a TD on a kickoff runback to 11 straight years. The only team in NFL history to have a streak even half as long is the Browns (six years, 2004-09). The Jets have 16 kickoff-return touchdowns since Mike Westhoff arrived in 2001, six more than any other NFL team in that time.
BELTRAN AND CARDINALS SLUG THEIR WAY PAST NATIONALS
From Elias: The Cardinals had 13 hits in Game 2 of the NLDS against the Nationals on Monday, including eight extra-base hits and four homers. St. Louis set a team record for extra-base hits in a postseason game and the Cardinals tied their record for total bases (30, set in Game 3 of last year's World Series) in any of their 207 postseason games.
Two of the Cardinals' four home runs were hit by Carlos Beltran, who had his third multiple-homer game in postseason play; the others came for the Mets and Astros. The only other players with three postseason multi-homer games are Babe Ruth (four, all for the Yankees, and obviously, all in the World Series) and Manny Ramirez (three, two for Cleveland, one for Boston).
Beltran has 34 regular-season games and three postseason games with two or more home runs, but in only five of the others did he connect twice as a right-handed batter (all in regular-season play).
CHEN GETS ORIOLES EVEN//REYNOLDS PLAYS SMALL BALL
From Elias: Wei-Yin Chen, who did not win any of his final seven starts of the regular season, and who hadn't recorded a win since August 19, got the "W" for the Orioles on Monday night, 50 days after his last regular-season win. Only four pitchers have won a postseason game as a starter at least 50 days after their final regular-season win: Andy Pettitte (2010), Jon Lester (2007), Eric Milton (2002) and best of all, Virgil Trucks (1945). What made Trucks special? He had been in the military during World War II and hadn't had a win in over two years -- he missed the entire 1944 season and played only once in 1945 before starting twice (going 1-0) in Detroit's World Series win over the Cubs.
What was the most surprising part of the Orioles' win on Monday? How about Mark Reynolds driving in Baltimore's third run with an opposite-field single in the sixth inning. Reynolds had only seven opposite-field singles during the regular season, only two of which drove in runs (June 5 at Fenway Park and September 4 in Toronto).