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"He can get a punch-out any time he wants. It's hard to square him up at 96, 97 [mph], and he has a breaking ball."

— Braves manager Fredi Gonzalez, referring to Padres closer Craig Kimbrel, who got his 34th save Monday in a win over Atlanta.



ERA for Angeles rookie lefthander Andrew Heaney in 10 starts, but he's winless in his past four starts.


Batting average of the Diamondbacks' David Peralta in the past 19 games through Monday. He had 21 RBI in that stretch, too.

GOOD EYE walk-off

Adrian Beltre

3B, Texas

The third baseman went 3-for-4 with two doubles and three RBI, the last one coming on a game-winning, bases-loaded, one-out walk in the ninth as the Rangers edged Seattle 4-3 on Monday for their eighth win in a row at home. "I'm always trying to kick it in gear every day," said Beltre, who has 11 hits in his past 23 at-bats. He also handled five chances cleanly in the field against the Mariners.