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OUT LOUD

"We're in some kind of perfect storm right now, not scoring very many runs and allowing the other team to score a lot. It's a tough combination."

— Atlanta manager Fredi Gonzalez whose team has dropped eight consecutive at home for the first time since the 1988 season.

GAME OF NUMBERS

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Players with at least 10 seasons with 35 homers or more: Alex Rodriguez (12), Mike Schmidt (11), Willie Mays (10) and, as of Wednesday, Albert Pujols (10).

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Padres who got hurt in San Diego's 8-6 loss to Texas on Wednesday night: C Derek Norris (left shoulder), P Sean Kelley (right forearm) and 1B Yonder Alonso (lower back).

giantS killer

Zack Greinke

P, Los Angeles Dodgers

He beat San Francisco 2-1 on Tuesday, giving up one run and five hits in 7⅓ innings. "I was throwing the ball where I wanted a lot," Greinke said. "It was a really good game all around." He is 7-0 in seven starts against the Giants since joining the Dodgers in 2012.