OUT LOUD

"I feel like being an alternate, it's not satisfying. I feel like I earned it but being an alternate, it doesn't feel the same."

— Tampa Bay lefthander Blake Snell, who figures to wind up on the AL All-Star team but is not happy he has to wait longer to find out.

GAME OF NUMBERS

266

Career home runs for Cincinnati's Joey Votto, moving him past Matt Stairs for second place among Canadian-born players, behind only Larry Walker's 383.

3,111

Career hits for Texas' Adrian Beltre, moving him past Dave Winfield into 20th place in MLB history. He needs five more hits to pass Alex Rodriguez.

SITTING OUT

Buster Posey • C • San Francisco

Posey will miss the All-Star Game because of a lingering right hip issue that needs an injection to calm the inflammation. The Giants had been discussing the possibility for about a month, manager Bruce Bochy said, and Posey is scheduled to have the injection after Sunday's game.