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OUT LOUD

"Other than not pitching good, I'm fine. Part of me wants to put it on the voodoo of the Coliseum. I never got close to getting comfortable."

— Red Sox pitcher Justin Masterson after getting shelled in a 9-2 loss on Tuesday in Oakland. Nonetheless, he is headed for the DL on Thursday for arm fatigue.

GAME OF NUMBERS

7

Homers by Nationals outfielder Bryce Harper in the past seven games.

31

Consecutive games Matt Holliday has reached base safely for the Cardinals.

141

Times the Rockies, relying on analytics more, have shifted their infield this season through Tuesday. It's a major league high.

Perfect night

Andre Ethier

OF, Dodgers

He was 5-for-5 with a homer and three RBI as the Dodgers routed Miami 11-1 on Tuesday. It was the third five-hit game in Ethier's career and boosted his average to .329. Los Angeles manager Don Mattingly said Ethier is looking the best he has in years.