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OUT LOUD

"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.

GAME OF NUMBERS

13

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.

0-44

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.