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"I thought I would cry a little bit if they showed somebody dead on the scoreboard."

— Former White Sox manager Ozzie Guillen, thankful that all members of the 2005 World Series champions are alive and can attend a 10-year reunion Saturday.



Team-record loss total before the All-Star break for the Phillies, but they came out of the hiatus on a winning note.


Times this season Toronto has scored five or more runs in an inning.

No. 1, with a bonus

Dansby Swanson

SS, Arizona

Swanson, the first overall pick in baseball's amateur draft in June, agreed Friday to a $6.5 million signing bonus with the Diamondbacks just before the deadline. Had a deal not been struck, Swanson would have been eligible to play for Vanderbilt as a senior and Arizona would have received the No. 2 overall pick next June. As a junior this year, Swanson hit .325 with 15 home runs, 24 doubles, six triples, 64 RBI, 16 stolen bases and 76 runs.