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"I didn't want to walk him so I threw a pitch [a 90-mph fastball] and he hit it over the fence. That was about it."

— Padres reliever Kevin Quackenbush after giving up a 416-foot homer to Cameron Rupp that gave the Phillies a 4-3 win Friday in 12 innings.



Times Mike Trout has hit a homer on his birthday. He hit his 33rd homer of the season Friday, when he turned 24. He also homered on Aug. 7 in 2012 and '13.


Mike Napoli's average in 98 games for Boston before he was traded to Texas on Friday. He did have 13 homers and 40 RBI.


Jose Iglesias

SS, Detroit

The Tigers All-Star said his dugout altercation with catcher James McCann during a 7-2 loss to Boston on Friday "wasn't a big deal." Iglesias shoved McCann in the chest — after McCann said something — and had to be restrained. "I just go by instincts, and my instincts tell me to do that," Iglesias said. "… But it's over."