OUT LOUD

"I had to replace [Giancarlo] Stanton today, so maybe I should at least hit one."

— Miami's Ichiro Suzuki, 43, after hitting his second homer of the year. It's the first time he's hit more than one in a season since 2013.

GAME OF NUMBERS

1,784

Innings needed for Max Scherzer to reach 2,000 strikeouts, third fewest behind Pedro Martinez and Randy Johnson.

5

Calls overturned at first base during the four-game Mets-Braves series.

56

Number of his 601 career homers Albert Pujols has hit vs. the Astros, his most against any opponent.

next man up

Eric Young Jr.

OF • Los Angeles Angels

The replacement for injured Mike Trout is batting .318 (14-for-44) in 13 games since the two-time AL MVP went on the disabled list, including a tiebreaking three-run homer in a six-run fifth inning Sunday vs. Houston. The Angels are 7-6 in Trout's absence.