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OUT LOUD

"You don't want to remove your best hitter form the lineup, but it's the bottom of the ninth. To me, it's a move you have to make at that point in the game."

— Detroit manager Brad Ausmus, on pinch running for Miguel Cabrera vs. Kansas City on Sunday. The Tigers failed to score in both the ninth and the 10th, when Hernan Perez, not Cabrera, hit with the bases loaded and no one out.

GAME OF NUMBERS

5

Games in Cincinnati delayed by rain this season; Monday's game was only the Reds' 12th home game of the year.

6.30

Jeff Samardzija's career ERA at Milwaukee, after he gave up five earned runs in six innings Monday.

DEMOTED

Rougned Odor

2B, Texas

The Rangers sent the struggling Odor back to the minor leagues. He hit .144 in 29 games before being sent to Class AAA Round Rock on Monday, replaced by infielder Thomas Field. Odor, the youngest player in the majors at 20 years old when he debuted last May, hit. 259 in 114 games last year but this year struck out 25 times in 90 at-bats.