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OUT LOUD

"I hit so many balls out in the outfield — Seattle, Baltimore — off the wall. It's nice to get one to go over."

— Red Sox shortstop Xander Bogaerts after his grand slam Monday in an 8-7 victory over Tampa Bay at Fenway Park. It was his seventh homer of the season.

GAME OF NUMBERS

14-0

Houston lefthander Dallas Kuechel's record in 17 starts at Minute Maid Park this season.

47

Saves for Cardinals closer Trevor Rosenthal, a franchise record.

47,648

Crowd in Toronto on Monday for game with Yankes.

Nearly perfect

Jeff Samardzija

P, Chicago White Sox

He beat Detroit 2-0 on Monday on a one-hitter. Victor Martinez led off the fifth inning for the Tigers with a bloop single but was erased when Jefry Marte grounded into a one-out forceout. No other batter reached base. Samardzija (10-13) struck out six in his second shutout this season. He threw 88 pitches in the 2-hour, 12-minute game.