OUT LOUD

"I think it's very appropriate we scored 11 runs." - Astros manager AJ Hinch said Monday night after Houston celebrated the 50th anniversary of the first moon landing by NASA's Apollo 11 by beating the Athletics 11-1.

GAME OF NUMBERS

8

Texas has lost eight games in a row. The Rangers are 2-8 since the break and has fallen back to .500 at 50-50.

29-4

The Indians are a major league-best 29-11 since June 4.

17-5

Combined record of series foes Cubs and Giants so far in the second half, with the Giants at 9-3 and the Cubs 8-2.

tebow hurt

Tim Tebow

OF • Mets

Tim Tebow was placed on the injured list because of a cut hand by Triple-A Syracuse, where he is hitting just .163. He has four homers, 19 RBI, 98 strikeouts and 20 walks in 239 at-bats. He hit .273 with six homer and 36 RBI in 271 at-bats last year in Class AA.