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OUT LOUD

"We lost some good players. There's no question. We didn't acquire major league players back."

— Manager Craig Counsell, nervous about the Brewers' short-term future after they dumped three regulars and reliever Jonathan Broxton in July's trade-deadline purge.

GAME OF NUMBERS

26

Home runs allowed by the Rockies' Kyle Kendrick, the most in the majors.

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Hits for Washington's Bryce Harper in 17 career at-bats against the Mets' Matt Harvey.

THROWBACK FRIDAY

Adam LaRoche

DH, Chicago White Sox

The son of former big-leaguer Dave LaRoche revived the eephus pitch made famous by his father Friday night for the White Sox in a 13-6 loss to the Yankees. LaRoche, who had four hits as the designated hitter, worked a 1-2-3 ninth that included three lobs in the 50-60-mph range and a strikeout of Brendan Ryan on an 85-mph pitch. It was his first mound appearance since 2003, in Class AA ball. "It was fun," he said. "You can rarely find something to smile about in a beating like that."