First number, last word

15: Extra-base hits between Michael McKenry and Martin entering Monday night's game, tops among all Major League catching combos.

"The sign of being a pro: Your results don't dictate the level of your confidence. It's hard, but that's what separates good players from great players."
-- Hurdle, on Martin's resolve in going from a 2-for-32 start to NL Player of the Week.

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