|FROM THE BASEBALL CHRONOLOGY|
|» August 8, 2001: Tigers P Nate Cornejo makes his ML debut against Rangers P Joaquin Benoit. It is the first time since August 21, 1990, that both starting pitchers are making their big league debuts. The Tigers tie a modern major-league record by scoring 13 runs in the 9th inning to snap a 6–6 tie and roll, 19–6. Damion Easley gets six hits, including two in the 9th, to tie an AL and team record, last done by Ty Cobb. The Tigers tie the modern major league record, for the 9th inning, with 13 runs. The all time record for the 9th frame is 14, by the Baltimore Orioles (NL version), against Boston, on April 24, 1894. The winning pitcher is former Ranger Danny Patterson, who faces one batter in the 8th.
» September 3, 2002: Three Rangers pitchers combine to 1–hit the Orioles, winning by a score of 7–1. Starter Aaron Myette was ejected after throwing two pitches and replaced by Todd Van Poppel who threw two hitless innings. Van Poppel was in turn replaced by rookie Joaquin Benoit who did not give up a hit until Jerry Hairston's leadoff triple in the 9th. Benoit got credit for a 7–inning save, the longest since saves were first recorded in 1969.