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"The outing speaks for itself. It's a great story."

— Red Sox interim manager Torey Lovullo on pitcher Rich Hill, who made his first major league start in six years on Sunday. Hill allowed just an infield single in seven shutout innings against Tampa Rays. He struck out 10.



Home runs hit by Giants pitchers this season. Madison Bumgarner has five and Tim Hudson, Ryan Vogelsong and Mike Leake have one each. The last major league team to receive more from its pitchers was Colorado in 2001 (10), when Mike Hampton hit seven. They are the first quartet of Giants pitchers to homer in one season since Vida Blue, Steve Carlton, Scott Garrelts and Mike LaCoss in 1986.

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Troy Tulowitzki

SS, Toronto

The All-Star shortstop will miss at least two weeks because of a cracked left shoulder blade. Tulowitzki's injury is not a common one, and GM Alex Anthopoulos said the organization reached out to NFL teams, who have more experience with it. To provide additional infield depth while Tulowitzki recovers, Toronto acquired Gold Glove second baseman Darwin Barney from the Dodgers on Sunday.