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OUT LOUD

"There were so many great memories. We had a special team with a lot of talented players. The ballpark was packed every night and we fed off our fans."

Jim Thome, in Cleveland on Friday night as part of a ceremony for the 1995 Indians team that went 100-44 but lost the World Series in six games to the Braves.

GAME OF NUMBERS

393

Through Thursday, consecutive errorless games in the outfield by Atlanta's Nick Markakis, a new MLB record.

65

Games it took Miami's Dee Gordon to reach 100 hits. He became the sixth NL player since 1961 to get 100 hits in so few games, according to STATS.

INJURY WATCH

Bryce Harper

OF, Washington

A strained left hamstring kept him out Friday, no surprise after a nasty spill in the outfield less than 24 hours earlier. Manager Matt Williams opted against putting the two-time All-Star outfielder on the disabled list but didn't rule out the possibility to ensure the long-term health of the team's best hitter.