Dandy Andy?: Sonnanstine has been getting slightly better, but his 4-2 mark in his past six starts comes with a 6.17 ERA. Overall his 6.65 ERA is highest among major-league starters and his .308 average second.
Unknown quantity: Nieve, a 26-year-old Venezuelan previously with Houston, was called up June 6 and beat the Yankees in his first start Saturday, his first big-league win since June 2006.
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AL leaderboard starts with a Z
Ben Zobrist - yes, Ben Zobrist - is now leading the AL with a 1.080 OPS and a .665 slugging percentage. After hitting five times Thursday, Zobrist, left, had enough plate appearances (3.1 per team game) to qualify for the leaderboard and immediately went to the top, trailing only Albert Pujols for the MLB lead.
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New York prices of the day
New Yankee Stadium got a lot of bad publicity for its high prices, but manager Joe Maddon said Citi Field is no bargain, with $180 tickets for families of visiting personnel. "It's absolutely obnoxious," he said. "I don't know what you exactly get with that - are the hot dogs free, or your first beer?"
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Quote of the day
"They basically outpitched us the last two games."
Manager Joe Maddon, on the Rockies pitching staff