"All I'll think about is getting back on the field. … That's just me. I love baseball. I can't get enough. That's who I am and I'm not ashamed of it at all."

— Outfielder Robbie Grossman, whose team, the Athletics, had a day off Thursday after playing 16 games in 13 days. The stretch included four games in three cities and three different time zones over a span of nearly 57 hours.



Consecutive games in which 27-year-old Angels rookie first baseman Jared Walsh has scored a run and driven in a run. He is the first American League player to achieve that since David Ortiz did it for the Twins in 2002.

change of venue

Mariners vs. Padres


The Mariners' upcoming series against the Padres has been relocated to San Diego because of air quality concerns in the Seattle area. Seattle will be the home team for all three games. The Padres are closing in on their first playoff berth since 2006.