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"That's a terrible decision on my part. I own that one. We had a base open."

— Red Sox manager John Ferrell, talking about Boston pitching to Seattle's Nelson Cruz, a .361 hitter, in the ninth inning Friday. Cruz hit a walk-off, RBI singled to drive in a 2-1 Seattle win.



Monster home runs hit by the Marlins' Giancarlo Stanton in the past three games. Saturday's blast was caught five rows in front of the 502-foot sign in the upper deck in center in Miami.

47 of 49

Games against the Mariners in which David Ortiz of the Red Sox reached base, including all 29 at Safeco Field.

100 at last

Clayton Kershaw

P, Dodgers

On his fifth try, the three-time Cy Young Award winner got his 100th victory, beating Colorado 6-4 on Friday night. "it's something to celebrate, I guess," said Kershaw, 2-2 this season. "Hopefully, I'm just getting started." He gave up three runs, four hits and three walks in 6⅔ innings and struck out 10.