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"They know I'm going to throw strikes. That's what I do. They came out swinging."

— Phillies pitcher Aaron Harang who gave up five runs and eight hits in five innings in a 7-2 loss to the Braves on Monday. He is 1-12 with a 6.33 ERA over his last 17 starts.



Relievers used in the Dodger's 7-5 win over the Angels on Monday in Anaheim.


Extra-base hits in 25 games for Boston outfielder Jackie Bradley Jr. since Aug. 9. He is hitting .446 in that stretch. He had four hits and four RBI on Monday in Red Sox's 11-4 win over Toronto.

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Nathan Eovaldi

P, N.Y. Yankees

The righthander will be shut down for two weeks because of right elbow inflammation, the club announced, after his magnetic resonance imaging scan Monday. He will need a two-week throwing program afterward. Eovaldi is 14-3 with a 4.20 ERA overall. Since June 20, he's been at his best: 9-1 with a 3.43 ERA.