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OUT LOUD

"Every day it seems like he does something I've never seen before. It's a privilege, man."

— Angels outfielder Collin Cowgill, referring to teammate Mike Trout who jumped over the fence to catch a ball in the 10th inning Wednesday against Colorado and made a running catch and threw out a runner at home the next inning.

GAME OF NUMBERS

18

Scoreless innings streak for Giants righthander Tim Lincecum until the Reds scored a run on him in the fourth Thursday.

.373

Batting average of outfielder Shin-Soo Choo, the Rangers leadoff hitter, in May. He has a 14-game hitting streak. Choo only hit .096 in April.

Closer to Rangers

Josh Hamilton

OF, Rangers (soon?)

The slugger, now in Triple-A, will report to Double-A Frisco — 40 miles from the Rangers' ballpark — on Saturday. After four games with the RoughRiders, the Rangers will decide whether to call him up to the majors. Texas reacquired Hamilton in a trade from the Angels on April 27.