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"Baseball is funny. Probably my best one since I have been over here in the last [start], and I had the worst one of the year today. It's a cruel game."

— Dodgers lefthander Alex Wood, after getting shelled for eight runs on eight hits in 1⅔ innings against Arizona on Friday night. In his previous outing, Wood, acquired in a trade July 30, gave up only three hits in seven shutout innings vs. San Diego.



According to ESPN Stats and Info, members, of the 27 in the 500-homer club, to hit No. 500 as one of two in the game. David Ortiz and Albert Pujols hit 499 and 500 in the same game; Harmon Killebrew and Mark McGwire did it with 500 and 501.


Games out of first place Atlanta is after Saturday's loss. It's the Braves' biggest division deficit since the end of the 1990 season, when they were 26 behind.


Corey Kluber

RHP, Cleveland

The reigning AL Cy Young Award winner remains slowed by a hamstring injury and it is still unclear when he will make his next start. Kluber hasn't pitched since Aug.29. He threw in the bullpen and ran sprints on the field before Friday's rainout against Detroit. Indians manager Terry Francona said Kluber "still feels it a little bit," so the team won't rush him back.