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"You could tell the pieces were here. … We could see it. … Maybe not this quick."

— First-year Astro Evan Gattis on Houston's surge after the 70-win effort of 2014, which the 2015 club bested Wednesday.



Seasons with 30-plus homers in Toronto for Jose Bautista, tying Joe Carter for second most. Carlos Delgado leads with eight.


Kyle Schwarber homers in his first 42 career games, making him the first Cub since 1900 to do that.


WAR of Giants third baseman Matt Duffy entering Wednesday, which leads rookies and would be the fifth best by a rookie in the last four years.

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Robinson Cano

2B, Seattle

The 32-year-old hit his 30th double this season Tuesday, making him the first player ever to reach that mark in each of his first 11 seasons in the majors. "I feel blessed," Cano said of his accomplishment. "It's something that takes a lot of hard work … and people that support your career.