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"Usually, I have a BB gun to deal with squirrels, but I was trying to catch this one with a trash can [in the dugout]. The problem was that I was pretty sure that I wasn't going to lure it with my charm and good looks."

— Tigers catcher Alex Avila, talking about the critter that briefly stopped a game against Kansas City on Thursday at Comerica Park in the eighth inning.



Losses for Brewers righthander Kyle Lohse — the most in the NL. The ex-Twin was scheduled to start Friday against St. Louis but was assigned to the bullpen. His ERA is 6.31.


Angels' record this season when trailing after eight innings until scoring three runs in the ninth Wednesday to beat Cleveland 4-3.

going DEEP twice

Khris Davis

OF, Milwaukee

He hit two three-run homers for six RBI in the Brewers' 10-1 victory over San Diego on Thursday. "It's resulted from hard work," said Davis, who homered for the first time since July 18. "I've been swinging and missing a lot and not getting through the ball." Davis has nine homers this season. This was his third career multihomer game.