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June 30, 2011

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■Tampa Bay designated hitter Johnny Damon singled in the sixth to tie Red Sox legend Ted Williams for 71st place on the all-time hit list with 2,654.

■The Rays’ Evan Longoria has six RBIs over 25 home games this season, with three coming in the last two games.

San Diego went 5-1 against Atlanta and Kansas City for its first winning homestand of 2011.

■The Reds are 8-1 against Tampa Bay after winning two of three in the series.

■The Mets set a team record by scoring 52 runs in a four-game span, STATS LLC said.

■Tigers utilityman Don Kelly got the final out against the Mets, becoming the first Detroit position player to pitch since 2000.

■The Brewers dropped to 15-26 on the road, the worst record among winning teams in the majors. They are 29-11 at home.

■The Dodgers left eight runners on base and their big hitters — Andre Ethier and Matt Kemp — combined to go 1 for 8 with five strikeouts.

■Yesterday was the eighth time Arizona’s Justin Upton and brother B.J., who plays for Tampa Bay, homered on the same day.

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