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OUT LOUD

"My first game [in the majors], and to end like that? That is something I will never, ever forget. That's for my family."

— Angels catcher Carlos Perez, a rookie from Venezuela, who hit a walk-off homer in the ninth as Los Angeles edged Seattle 5-4 on Tuesday.

GAME OF NUMBERS

1

Career victories for Cardinals pitcher Mitch Harris, a 29-year-old rookie and former Navy lieutenant. He worked a scoreless sixth as St. Louis beat the Cubs 7-4 on Tuesday.

22

Innings the Padres went without scoring until getting five runs in the third on Wednesday in a 9-1 rout over the Giants.

IN HR GROOVe

Bryce Harper

OF, Nationals

He hit three home runs in his first three at-bats against Miami on Wednesday — all off righthander Tom Koehler — then had a run-scoring groundout in the seventh in a 7-5 Washington win. "Of course you want to try to get that fourth homer," Harper said. "That's something that would've been very cool to get."