"The effort, the work ethic, everything that needs to be in place to break out of this is there. When it breaks, someone is going to pay."
— Marlins manager Dan Jennings, whose Miami team has lost seven in a row, including four games since he replaced Mike Redmond as manager.
GAME OF NUMBERS
Hitting categories that Nationals outfielder Bryce Harper leads the majors: 38 RBI (tied), 37 walks, 37 runs, .472 on-base and .732 slugging percentages.
Batters retired in a row — after he gave up a single in the first — by Jacob deGrom in the Mets' 5-0 win over the Cardinals on Thursday.
The current World Series MVP homered off Clayton Kershaw, the reigning NL MVP and Cy Young winner, and outpitched him, too, in a 4-0 Dodgers' win on Thursday. Bumgarner scattered seven hits, struck out six and walked two in 6⅓ innings. The Giants are 3-0 this season in Bumgarner's starts against Kershaw.