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OUT LOUD

"I only have one head. I only have one life. There's nothing really to joke about with that, so we're taking it really serious."

— Cubs rookie Kris Bryant, who left a game Sunday when he felt woozy following a headfirst slide into second base. He passed all the necessary concussions tests Monday.

GAME OF NUMBERS

4

Homers hit by Atlanta in the Braves' 9-8, 12-inning victory over San Francisco, a season high. Those four brought Atlanta's season homer total up to only 68, worst in the majors.

11

Strikeouts in 5⅔ innings for Stephen Strasburg in a rehab assignment Monday, but the Washington pitcher said he still isn't sure when he will return.

ON the SHELF

Freddie Freeman

1B, Atlanta

Freeman has again landed on the disabled list, this time because of an oblique injury. He was injured fouling off a ball Monday. Freeman missed 30 games earlier this season because of a wrist injury and the Braves went 13-17. In 76 games, he is batting .284 with 14 home runs and 45 RBI.