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OUT LOUD

"A kid that I've known for a lot of years. That stings a little bit to be honest with you."

— Interim Padres manager Pat Murphy, after Oakland beat San Diego 6-5 on Tuesday in his MLB debut on the bench on Eric Sogard's RBI single in the ninth inning. Murphy coached Sogard in college at Arizona State.

GAME OF NUMBERS

1.09

ERA for Diamondbacks pitcher Robbie Ray after seven scoreless innings in 7-3 win over Angels on Monday. The lefthander has appeared in 10 games, four of them starts.

25-0

Astros' record this season when they hit two or more homers.

Cycle hitter

Brock Holt

2B, Boston

He became the first player in the majors to hit for the cycle this season and the first Boston player since 1996 as the Red Sox routed the Braves 9-4 Tuesday at Fenway Park. Hold hit a solo homer in the seventh and an RBI-triple in the eighth. "It's a pretty special day. It's something I'll remember for a while," said Holt, who batted leadoff.