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OUT LOUD

"They didn't ask me about the presidents, but they did ask me random questions. Answered about half of them right, don't know if that's good. "

— Angels left fielder Matt Joyce, recalling — as best as he could — the aftermath of an outfield collision Sunday with shortstop Erick Aybar.

GAME OF NUMBERS

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Number of Hall of Famers — Rogers Hornsby, Harmon Killebrew and Al Kaline — that David Ortiz passed with his seven RBI Sunday to move into 38th place all-time with 1,587.

RELEASED

Edwin Jackson

RHP, Chicago Cubs

The Cubs released the righthander Monday, a week after he was designated for assignment. Jackson was 2-1 with a 3.19 ERA in 23 relief appearances this season. Jackson, who threw a 149-pitch, eight-walk no-hitter in June 2010, signed a four-year, $52 million deal before the 2013 season.