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OUT LOUD

"I'm not any good, I just enjoy it."

— Soon-to-be Hall-of-Fame pitcher Randy Johnson on his jump into photography.

GAME OF NUMBERS

21-7

The Giants record when Hunter Pence starts, after play Wednesday. They are 30-37 when he doesn't.

4

Players in MLB history with more 20-homer seasons than Alex Rodriguez, who reached his 16th with a shot Wednesday.

3

Games the Orioles have lost this season when they've hit three or more homers, which leads MLB.

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Zack Greinke

SP, L.A. Dodgers

His shutout streak of 43 ⅔ innings is on pause while the 31-year-old and his wife await the birth of their first child. Dodgers manager Don Mattingly said Greinke returned to Los Angeles on Thursday to join wife Emily and that it was unlikely Greinke would pitch Friday in New York. It's possible Greinke could start later in the weekend.