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OUT LOUD

"Worry doesn't do anything. It just makes everything seem bigger than it is."

— Texans first baseman Prince Fielder after the Rangers lost their third game in a row Monday, 7-4 to Detroit, despite his four RBI, to see their lead in the AL West shrink.

GAME OF NUMBERS

13

Walk-off wins for the Cubs this season, most in MLB.

0-7

The Dodgers' record at AT&T Park through Monday this season, their longest skid in San Francisco since June 1961-62.

16

Runners left on base by the Pirates in a 3-0 loss to St. Louis on Monday.

Clutch single

David Murphy

PH, Angels

His no-outs, bases-loaded single through a drawn in infield gave the Angels a 5-4 walk-off victory over the visiting Athletics on Monday. It was L.A.'s sixth win in a row as the Angels chase an AL wild-card spot. "It's fun to be in a situation like that, especially with what's going on with the season right now," he said.