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1.202: Neil Walker's lifetime OPS (on-base average plus slugging percentage) with the bases loaded; Alex Rodriguez, who on Friday broke Lou Gehrig's career record with his 24th grand slam, has a lifetime OPS of 1.105 with the bases loaded.

"We've been a no-excuse club, and he's part of that. A play didn't get made last night, and it didn't help our cause. He's gotta fight through this, ensure your teammates that you can do that, and accept the responsibility that goes with it, to buy some street cred with the team." -- Hurdle on shortstop Jordy Mercer, whose ninth-inning throwing error Friday night enabled the tying rally in the Reds' 6-5 win in 10 innings.

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