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"I've never had a technical foul in my life. I'm not that kind of guy. There was no malicious intent at all."

Erick Cordier, Marlins reliever and former basketball player, after a two-pitch outing Monday night ended when he was ejected for hitting the Pirates' Sean Rodriguez in the left hand.



Major leaguers this season to triple twice in one game, after Kansas City's Omar Infante did it Monday night vs. Baltimore.

0-4, 7.17

Record, ERA for Matt Garza in eight career starts vs. Washington.


Angels' scoring differential during a four-game losing streak.

Staff setback

CC Sabathia

LHP, N.Y. Yankees

The lefthander was placed on the 15-day disabled list Monday because of a right knee injury that could end his season.Yankees manager Joe Girardi said there is no timetable for his return. Sabathia came out of his start Sunday after only 2 ⅔ innings and immediately went for an MRI. He also was limited to eight starts in 2014 because of knee surgery.