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"He'll be in the All-Star Game, I believe — one way or another. That's my campaign speech. "

— Rockies manager Walt Weiss on Nolan Arenado, who hit hits 10th homer Wednesday in a 6-4 win over Cincinnati. He has 10 RBI in his past four games.



Shutout innings Wednesday for Marlins reliever Brad Hand, a former Chaska High School star, in an emergency start against Pittsburgh; Miami lost 5-2.


Career RBI for Adrian Gonzalez of Dodgers after his two-run homer in 8-0 rout of Atlanta on Tuesday.

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Noah Syndergaard

RHP, N.Y. Mets

The rookie gave up only six hits and struck out six in 7⅓ innings and went 3-for-3, including hitting his first homer, as the Mets beat Philadelphia 7-0 at Citi Field. The three hits by a pitcher tied a Mets' record. "Tomorrow is my dad's birthday, and when I asked him what he wanted all he asked for was a 'W'," Syndergaard said. "I gave him a little extra with that."