“If you’re going to break a bone in your hand, the hamate is the one you want to break. I’ve seen guys come back in three weeks and play.”
— Jeff Baker, glass-is-half-full Marlins teammate who is hoping that injured Miami slugger Giancarlo Stanton can return sooner than the expected four to six weeks from his hand injury.
GAME OF NUMBERS
4: Total runs in the past three games for the Blue Jays, who lead the majors with 421.
3: Giants lefthanders to record 1,000 career strikeouts; Madison Bumgarner joined the group Sunday.
41: Years since the Orioles’ last doubleheader sweep with back-to-back shutouts, before they did it Sunday vs. the Indians.
Matt Kemp, OF, San Diego
Batting leadoff appears to have flipped a switch with the former Dodgers star, who is hitting .350 (7-for-20) with two doubles, two homers and five RBI since being moved to the Padres’ No. 1 slot. In his previous 13 games, Kemp was batting .192 with two home runs and four RBI.