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OUT LOUD

"I didn't notice. You'd have to ask Wilson Ramos."

— Tampa Bay manager Kevin Cash, asked which utility infielder, Jack Elmore of Nick Franklin, looked more effective in pitching one of the final two innings in the Rays' 16-4 loss to Washington. Ramos homered off each.

GAME OF NUMBERS

12-2

Record for Royals pitcher Chris Young in interleague games after he beat the Brewers 7-2 on Tuesday in Milwaukee.

240

Games in his career that the Angels' Albert Pujols has batted fourth. He did so again Tuesday, for the first time since May 21, 2010 as a Cardinal, and hit a two-run homer as Los Angeles beat Arizona 4-1.

SUdden Impact

Chris Parmelee

OF, Baltimore

The former Twin was added to the Orioles' 40-man roster Tuesday and, in his first game, had two home runs and a career-high four hits as Baltimore routed Philadelphia 19-3. "That's a pretty good way to start, right?" Parmelee said. "But you know, the team played phenomenal tonight." He hit a third homer Wednesday.