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1.422: Andrew McCutchen's OPS -- .450 on-base percentage and .972 slugging -- for his first nine games in June.

"I'll give it an 8.8. Maybe because I've played against Vladimir Guerrero, and he made throws that were … wow. I saw it, and I was like, 'OK … Too much air time.' Now if you're talking accuracy … maybe."
-- Russell Martin, on A's outfielder Yoenis Cespedes' throw in Tuesday night's game -- from the left-field corner on the fly into catcher Derek Norris' mitt to get the Angels' Howie Kendrick -- popularly being called one of the best ever.

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