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"I find that hard to believe when people say they don't think about it and they say I didn't even know. Obviously you know."

— Tampa Bay's Chris Archer, who lost a bid for a perfect game — and the lead — in the seventh inning Wednesday against Detroit.



Estimated distance of Troy Tulowitzki's home run Wednesday off the Phillies' Jerome Williams.


Shutouts by the Dodgers, one ahead of the Giants for the major league lead.

paying the price

Mookie Betts

CF, Red Sox

The Boston outfielder — after landing awkwardly in the Boston bullpen on an attempted catch a night earlier — landed on the seven-day disabled list for a concussion Wednesday. After chasing down and catching Jose Abreu's fly near the fence in right-center, he took two steps before tumbling over the fence. The ball fell out of his glove when he landed and, after a review, Abreu was credited with a two-run homer.