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"I love my mom to death and she'll be in tears of joy and that's probably when it will hit me, when I call my parents and tell them."

— Mariners reliever Rob Rasmussen after getting his first win in the majors Tuesday, when Seattle beat Colorado 10-4.



Shutouts for Oakland this season, which leads the AL.


Runs scored by the Yankees in the past 10 games going into Wednesday. "That's just crazy," New York outfielder Chris Young said.

Timely homer

Giovanny Urshela

3B, Cleveland

Mired in a 1-for-20 slump before Tuesday night, the rookie hit a two-out, two-run homer in the 12th inning to give the Indians a 2-0 victory over the Los Angeles Angels. "He's still been swinging the bat pretty well, and it doesn't look like he's been pressing at the plate," Indians first baseman Jerry Sands said. "Tonight he got a pitch and he didn't miss it." Urshela was 3-for-5, including a double, batting ninth. The homer was his fourth of the season.