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"I knew exactly where I was in this moment. I was getting in a police car racing down. It was more like a nuclear explosion if I can describe it. You just go there and try to save whoever you can."

Rolf Koehler, a 21-year veteran of the New York Police Department, a first responder on Sept. 11 and the father of Marlins pitcher Tom Koehler. The team flew him to Miami to surprise his son Friday.



RBI for Kris Bryant, breaking the Cubs rookie record of 86 he shared with Billy Williams (1961) and Geovany Soto (2008).


Career two-error games for St. Louis catcher Yadier Molina, including Friday's.


Joey Votto

1B, Cincinnati

Votto was suspended two games for his home plate tantrum Wednesday at Pittsburgh. He is appealing, saying he didn't deserve to be ejected, let alone suspended. Votto said he politely asked for timeout but was denied by umpire Bill Welke. Votto said he had never been refused a timeout in his nine-year big-league career.