short hops


"It shocked the hell out of me. It actually made me jump. I hope that guy's not in charge of the Fourth of July fireworks. It might be in August."

— Indians manager Terry Francona on fireworks mistakenly going off at Progressive Field on Tuesday after the visiting Royals hit a home run.



RBI for Josh Reddick in the fourth inning of Oakland's 17-6 rout of the White Sox on Tuesday. .


Players used by the Rockies in their 5-4 win over the Dodgers in 16 innings Tuesday, tying a major league record. Thirteen were pitchers, breaking the big league mark.

Goat to hero

Todd Frazier

3B, Cincinnati

He hit his 34th home run in the 10th inning of the Reds' 9-8 win over host San Francisco on Tuesday. His throwing error in the ninth allowed the Giants to tie the score. "I was a little more emotional just because I made that throwing error," said Frazier, who made a celebratory hop as he rounded first base and gestured toward his dugout.