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"I'm happy to still be playing baseball. Anytime anybody wants you it's a good thing."

— Braves third baseman Juan Uribe, 36, who was traded by the Dodgers to the Braves in a six-player deal Wednesday.



Number of regular-season games Montreal's mayor has asked MLB to play in his city next season. Montreal had the Expos from 1969 through 2004.


James Shields' record with the Padres, who signed him as a free agent in the offseason. The former Kansas City ace is winning despite a 3.75 ERA and a majors-high of 15 homers allowed.

Mowing 'em down

Max Scherzer

RHP, Washington

He allowed only five hits in seven innings as Washington beat the Chicago Cubs 3-0 on Wednesday. Scherzer also struck out a season-high 13 while walking one in his fifth consecutive win. "He's got extra gears that a lot of people don't have," Nationals manager Matt Williams said of Scherzer, who is 6-3 now.