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"When he puts it in play, he gets a cheer, so when he gets a hit it's a double cheer."

— Mets manager Terry Collins on 41-year-old pitcher Bartolo Colon, whose bloop single in the fourth inning drove in a run at Atlanta. Colon ended an 0-for-37 streak with his sixth career RBI and first since his AL Cy Young Award season of 2005 with the Angels.



Career home runs for Angels star Albert Pujols, moving him one ahead of Ted Williams, Willie McCovey and Frank Thomas for 18th on the career list.


Ineffective innings for San Francisco's Jake Peavy in his first start in San Diego since 2009. Peavy won the 2007 NL Cy Young Award with the Padres.


Sam Deduno

RHP, Houston

Called on to close out a game at Texas in the 14th inning, he filled the bases with two outs but got his first big-league save when Rougned Odor lined out to right. Deduno, claimed off waivers last August, got two quick outs before loading the bases on a single, a walk and a hit batter.