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OUT LOUD

"He doesn't want to come out of the game. I think that's my favorite characteristic about him. He wants that ball. He doesn't want anybody to come in. His goal is to try to pitch a complete game under 100 pitches. That's his goal."

— Houston reliever Pat Neshek on Dallas Keuchel, who pitched his MLB-leading third complete game and second shutout Thursday night, beating the Yankees 4-0.

GAME OF NUMBERS

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Father-son pairs in MLB history with 300 home runs; Cecil and Prince Fielder joined Bobby and Barry Bonds on Friday.

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Current hitting streak for Cleveland's Jason Kipnis, a career high.

AL CENTRAL WATCH

Justin Verlander

RHP, Detroit

He is penciled in to make his next start Tuesday against Pittsburgh, if all goes well after he throws a bullpen session Saturday. Verlander missed his start Wednesday because of back stiffness but said Friday he is feeling much better. "This is uncharted territory for me," he said. "I've never really been through this."