short hops


"The atmosphere gets better in those situations. It reminds me of the minor leagues. That kind of dull buzz goes away and you hear individual things. We're glad we could deliver for these fans who stuck around."

— Dodgers catcher A.J. Ellis who scored the winning run in Los Angeles' 5-4 win over San Francisco in 14 innings. Not many of the 40,851 stayed 5½ hours for the finish.



Consecutive wins at home for Houston's Dallas Keuchel — 12 this season — tying the franchise record set by Danny Darwin in 1989-90.


Runners stranded by the Yankees in a 4-3 loss to Boston on Monday at Fenway Park.

Aging well

Bartolo Colon

P, New York Mets

The 42-year-old pitched eight shutout innings as the Mets beat Philadelphia 3-1. Colon (12-11) gave up only four hits, struck out nine and walked one. He also pushed his scoreless innings streak to 16, singled and scored a run.