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"You can't sum up that body of work in one sentence. Any time you go to another country, you realize how challenging it is for them, so you try to have some real sympathy for that. He handled it well. He's been a great competitor for us."

— Baltimore manager Buck Showalter on lefthander Wei-Yin Chen, who finished 11-8 with a 3.34 ERA this season after beating the Yankees on Saturday. The 29-year-old from Taiwan, who is a pending free agent, is 46-32 with a 3.72 ERA in four seasons with Baltimore.



Consecutive losses in as many appearances for Seattle pitcher Danny Farquhar, a reliever, after he gave up a two-run homer to Oakland's Danny Valencia on Friday night.


Hits this season for Miami infielder Dee Gordon, the first Marlins player since Hanley Ramirez in 2007 to reach that mark. Gordon is in pursuit of Washington's Bryce Harper for the NL batting crown.


Yasiel Puig

OF, Los Angeles Dodgers

With the playoffs looming, Puig rejoined the team after his second stint on the disabled list, starting Saturday. Puig returned to Los Angeles after playing two games in the Arizona instructional league as he rehabbed from a right hamstring strain. Puig, a 2014 All-Star, has been limited to 77 games this year because of injuries.