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Adam Rubin ESPN Staff Writer 

The Mets have "some curiosity" about first baseman James Loney, according to the Post's Joel Sherman. He can opt out with the Padres' Triple-A affiliate for a major league gig. Sherman suggests the Mets are not interested in Nick Swisher, who has a similar arrangement with the Yankees while playing in the minors.

Marly Rivera ESPN Writer 

Yankees announce DH Alex Rodriguez will play tonight with Double-A Trenton as part of a rehab assignment.

Tristan H. Cockcroft ESPN Senior Writer 

Four players have managed 125-plus runs and RBIs and 30/30 numbers in a single year: Ken Williams (1922), Ellis Burks (1995), Larry Walker (1997) and Jeff Bagwell (1999). Mookie Betts' paces: 144 R, 122 RBI, 33 HR, 29 SB.

Tristan H. Cockcroft ESPN Senior Writer 

Darin Erstad had 100 RBIs as a leadoff man in 2000, most in the past 100 years. Mookie Betts is on pace for 122.

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Look at him go. Are Yoenis Cespedes’ 15 homers enough to make him #ASGWorthy? @esurance #ASG ballot: MLB.com/vote

Jayson Stark ESPN Senior Writer 

When Clayton Kershaw starts, the Dodgers play like a 146-win team (9-1, .900 win pct). With anyone else pitching, they play like a 99-loss team (14-22, .389 win pct). So to recap: With him out there they're the greatest team in history. With anyone else they'd pick first in the draft.

Scott Lauber ESPN Staff Writer 

Enormous blow for Red Sox, who announce reliever Carson Smith will undergo Tommy John surgery today and therefore will miss remainder of the season.

John Buccigross @Buccigross

Yoenis Céspedes: 15th HR of season--has 32 HR in 97 games with Mets. 32 HR since Aug. 1 matches Chris Davis and Khris Davis for most in MLB

Kershaw throws shutout versus Reds

Clayton Kershaw went the full nine innings, sitting down the last 17 batters in a row, in the Dodgers' 1-0 win over the Reds.

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John Buccigross @Buccigross

Cubs: 4-8 in last 12 games after starting season 25-6..Clayton Kershaw & Johnny Cueto both tossed shutouts in 1-0 wins.

John Buccigross @Buccigross

Salvador Perez: 1st career 5-hit game..Ichiro Suzuki (MIA): 4-5, now 10-for-13 in last 3 games; 40 hits away from 3,000 in MLB

John Buccigross @Buccigross

Todd Frazier (CWS): 14th HR of the season (takes sole possession of AL Lead)..Albert Pujols 569th career HR; ties Rafael Palmeiro for 12th