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|Matt Holliday, STL||25||CIN||Bot 6: 1-2, 2 Outs. 2 on.||Bailey|
|Victor Martinez, BOS||14||CHW||Bot 7: 3-1, 2 Outs. 1 on.||Buehrle|
|Prince Fielder, MIL||30||PHI||Top 1: 0-0, 1 Out. 2 on.||Kendrick|
|Adam Dunn, WAS||34||PIT||Top 4: 1-0, 0 Outs. None on.||Morton|
|Hanley Ramirez, FLA||20||ATL||Bot 3: 0-0, 0 Outs. 1 on.||Minor|
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|San Diego||76-56||--||82.9 pct.|
|San Francisco||74-60||3.0||37.6 pct.|
SUNDAY'S BEST AND WORST
BESTFelix Hernandez, RHP, Mariners
Another start to bolster his case for AL Cy Young. Hernandez tossed eight shutout innings in the Mariners' 3-0 win over the Indians. He struck out nine to raise his league-leading total to 209 and scattered four hits to improve to 11-10 and lower his ERA to 2.30.
WORSTJames Russell, LHP, Cubs
Cubs pitchers gave up 18 runs and 21 hits against the Mets. No, it wasn't a good day to be a Cubs pitcher. The worst of the six who went to the mound was reliever Russell, who recorded only two outs but had enough time to give up five runs, five hits and a homer.
MONDAY'S BEST MATCHUPS
Reds at Rockies, 3:10 p.m. ET
The Reds still hold a seven-game lead over the Cardinals as they head to Colorado, where Ubaldo Jimenez will be waiting. Jimenez is 0-4 over his past five starts, though he hasn't allowed more than three runs in any of them and still leads the NL with 17 wins.
Rays at Red Sox, 7:05 p.m. ET
The Red Sox are 10 back in the AL East and 7½ behind in the wild-card race, but that doesn't mean they can't be factors down the stretch. They get a chance to mess with the Rays, who trail the Yankees by 2½ in the division. Tampa Bay does, however, hold a seven-game lead in the AL wild-card race.
Dodgers at Padres, 10:05 p.m. ET
The Padres need a win -- badly. They've lost 10 games in a row and watched their lead in the NL West shrink and shrink. But they've got the pitcher on the mound they want. Mat Latos leads the NL in ERA (2.25) and has allowed fewer than two runs in four of his past five starts. Vicente Padilla returns from the disabled list to make his first start since Aug. 15.