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Major League Baseball
Dontrelle Willis recorded his 21st win and seventh complete game in the Marlins' 8-2 win over the Astros Monday. But his work at the plate might be more noteworthy. Willis hit a two-run home run, his first dinger of the season, and scored two runs, giving him 14 on the season.

Willis, who also hit home runs as a rookie in 2003 and in 2004, is one of three pitchers to go deep in each of the last three seasons, along with Mike Hampton and Carlos Zambrano. The last pitcher to hit home runs in his rookie season and in each of the next two seasons was Carlos Perez between 1995 and 1998 (he was injured and did not play in the major leagues in 1996).

In the DH era (1973 to date), the only pitcher to score that many runs in one season was Hampton for Colorado in 2001 (20).