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OUT LOUD

"I didn't want to bloop something in or anything like that."

— St. Louis second baseman Kolten Wong, who swung for the fences in the 14th inning and delivered a walk-off homer to beat Pittsburgh 3-2 on Sunday.

GAME OF NUMBERS

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Games that ended Saturday with runners from first base getting struck by batted balls. Taylor Featherston was hit to end the Angels' 5-4 loss to San Francisco, and Jordan Pacheco was hit to end Arizona's 6-4 loss to the Dodgers.

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Years since the Mets had lost 1-0 to the same team on consecutive days, before Washington did it this weekend. The Cubs won on back-to-back days at Shea Stadium in April 1973.

INJURY UPDATE

Yu Darvish

RHP, Texas

The Rangers ace is out of a brace and said he is maintaining a positive mindset during his season-long recovery from elbow reconstruction surgery. There is no timetable for Darvish to start throwing again. Darvish joked that his English is suffering since he's not on the road with his teammates.