James Loney, Rays: Loney, who hit . 249 last year for the Dodgers and Red Sox, reached the weekend as the major leagues' leading hitter...

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James Loney, Rays: Loney, who hit .249 last year for the Dodgers and Red Sox, reached the weekend as the major leagues’ leading hitter at .367.

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Cole Hamels, Phillies: A year after signing a $144 million extension, Hamels is 1-6 with a 4.63 ERA. The Phils are 1-8 in his starts, after going 21-10 last year.

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Matt Tuiasosopo, Tigers: Tuisasosopo became the seventh Tigers player who has hit each of his first two home runs for Detroit with at least two men on base. The last player to do so was Dan Gladden in 1992.

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“He reminds me so much of me, I had to go hug him.” — Hall of Famer Rickey Henderson on Billy Hamilton, the Reds’ base-stealing sensation in the minor leagues.