"These are the days you play baseball for. The chance to contribute, and then you have fun while doing it and you feel like a kid again."
— Arizona catcher Chris Iannetta, after the 12-year MLB veteran drove in a career-high seven runs in a 15-3 rout of San Diego on Thursday.
GAME OF NUMBERS
Joe Ross' ERA over his previous two starts for Washington, but the righthander came back Thursday by giving up one run over 7⅓ innings with 12 strikeouts against Baltimore.
St. Louis' record with Mike Leake pitching against Cincinnati, Leake's former team, since the righthander signed with the Cardinals last year.
ON THE SHELF
LHP • Houston
Keuchel went back on the disabled list for the second time in a month because of neck discomfort and returned to Houston on Thursday to be examined. Keuchel was scratched from Wednesday's start at Kansas City beause of what the Astros initially said was an illness. He is 9-0 with a 1.67 ERA in 11 starts for the Astros, who have the best record in the major leagues.