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"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.



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).


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).

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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.