• Hurdle was still marveling over catcher Russell Martin's latest "Cirque de Soleil" move: He chased down a pitch that caromed off the corner of the plate in Saturday's game and made a "mitt flip" right on the money to the plate, although it was tardy.
"There are some things that just make you go, 'Huh?' Like that," Hurdle said. "Flipped directly on home plate, just a bit late. Right on the spot. You can't practice that."