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StatsWatch: Here are the 10 worst road records, through Monday’s games —

  • Orioles, 17-37, .315
  • A’s, 20-39, .339
  • Astros, 19-37, .345
  • Royals, 18-34, .346
  • Mariners, 20-36, .357
  • Nationals, 23-36, .390
  • Cubs, 22-34, .393
  • Brewers, 24-35, .407
  • Twins, 25-35, .417
  • Reds, 25-32, .439

Quotable: “They are human. They can be beat.” — Yankees right fielder Nick Swisher after beating the Red Sox last Friday, New York’s first win over Boston in eight attempts.

Diamond Notes: New York Mets shortstop Jose Reyes and infielder Daniel Murphy have been placed on the disabled list. Reyes strained his left hamstring on Saturday and Murphy has a sprained MCL in his left knee, and might miss the rest of the season…Hypnotherapist AlVera Paxson has apparently cured Giants manager Bruce Bochy from his chewing tobacco habit. Bochy hasn’t chewed tobacco since April 14, following a session with Paxson…Detroit manager Jim Leyland has received a contract extension through 2012, while Tigers general manager Dave Dombrowski got extended through 2015…Nationals pitcher Stephen Strasburg, who had Tommy John surgery on Sept. 3, made his first rehab start on Sunday. Strasburg threw 25 of his 31 pitches for strikes with a fastball clocking in the upper 90s. He struck out four and allowed one run in 1 2/3 innings for Class A Hagerstown.

Copyright © 2011 Bob Hurst. All Rights Reserved. Distributed by Hurst Sports Media.

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