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Weekly MLB likes and dislikes
Sergio Santos, White Sox: Santos was the only rookie on a list of six relievers — including Mariano Rivera — who didn't give up a run in their first nine appearances.
Sports Illustrated jinx: After appearing on the SI cover, Mariano Rivera had a sore left side, Jorge Posada strained his left calf and Andy Pettitte was shut down with elbow soreness. Only Derek Jeter was unscathed.
Ex-Mariner of the week
Adrian Beltre, Red Sox: Beltre went his first 24 games in a Boston uniform without a homer, then hit two in three games. The notoriously slow starter had his average up to .343 entering the weekend.
"If someone comes into your office and runs around acting crazy, what do you think should happen?" — Cardinals reliever Trever Miller, who watched approvingly from the bullpen as a 17-year-old fan was tasered by Philadelphia police.
Seattle Times transportation reporter Mike Lindblom describes some of the factors that may have led to the collapse of the I-5 bridge over the Skagit River in Mount Vernon on Thursday, May 23.