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  • DJ LeMahieu NYY 3B
    Yankees' DJ LeMahieu: Productive day at the plate
    1m ago

    LeMahieu went 3-for-6 with two RBI, two runs scored and a steal in Wednesday's win over the Pirates.

    LeMahieu's two RBI came on a single in the first inning where he sent Joey Gallo and Isiah Kiner-Falefa home. LeMahieu came around to score in the eighth on an Aaron Judge homer, then again in the ninth thanks to an Aaron Hicks homer. He also added a steal, his fourth of the year. LeMahieu has two steals already this month after picking up just one in June. The second baseman is batting .333 in July after Wednesday's three-hit outing. He has four hits in his last two games and is now slashing .267/.368/.406 on the season.

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  • Jose Urena COL RP
    Rockies' Jose Urena: Impresses in first start of season
    3h ago

    Urena pitched 6.2 innings against the Dodgers on Wednesday, allowing one run on five hits and three walks while striking out two. He didn't factor in the decision.

    Urena was promoted from Triple-A Albuquerque to make the start after appearing in four games as a reliever with the Brewers earlier in the campaign. The veteran hurler held his own against one of the game's top offenses, keeping the Dodgers scoreless through six frames before giving up his first run in the seventh. Urena finished with an efficient 89 pitches over 6.2 frames and didn't allow any extra-base hits, but he had to settle for a no-decision due to a quiet Colorado offense. After Wednesday's strong outing, it seems likely that he'll get another start with Antonio Senzatela (shoulder) on the 15-day injured list.

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  • Cody Bellinger LAD CF
    Dodgers' Cody Bellinger: Tallies three hits in win
    3h ago

    Bellinger went 3-for-4 with two runs and a stolen base Wednesday in a 2-1 victory against Colorado.

    Bellinger committed an error in the sixth inning that allowed Colorado's only run to score, but the outfielder made up for that miscue with a big offensive performance. He racked up three of the Dodgers' nine hits and scored both of the team's runs, including the walk-off run after leading off the ninth inning with a single. Bellinger also swiped his 10th bag of the campaign in the fifth inning, giving him double-digit thefts for the first time since his MVP 2019 campaign. His .213/.272/.397 season slash line isn't particularly exciting, but Bellinger is one of only 12 major-leaguers with at least 10 homers and 10 steals so far in 2022.

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  • Craig Kimbrel LAD RP
    Dodgers' Craig Kimbrel: Picks up win in return
    3h ago

    Kimbrel (2-4) earned the win against the Rockies on Wednesday, retiring all three batters he faced in the ninth inning.

    Kimbrel was forced to sit out two days due to a sore back after being nailed by a line drive Sunday, but he received a clean CT scan and was cleared to return to action Wednesday. The veteran closer came in with the score tied 1-1 in the ninth inning, and he made quick work of three Colorado batters, retiring them in order on five combined pitches. Kimbrel was then credited with the win as a result of Los Angeles scoring the winning run in the bottom of the frame. The positive result was likely a sigh of relief for Kimbrel's fantasy managers given the injury scare and the fact that he had blown two of his previous three save chances.

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  • Mitch White LAD SP
    Dodgers' Mitch White: Throws career-high 102 pitches
    3h ago

    White did not factor in the decision against Colorado on Wednesday, pitching 5.2 innings and allowing one unearned run on one hit and four walks while striking out six batters.

    White had some control issues in the outing, but he held Colorado hitless for 5.1 frames before Brendan Rodgers broke the spell with a single to center. Cody Bellinger committed an error on the play that allowed Kris Bryant to score from first base, and White was lifted after retiring one more batter. He ended up with a no-decision thanks to a late-game Dodgers comeback, but the righty hurler probably deserved a better outcome for his superb outing. White has found a home in the rotation due to injuries to Walker Buehler (elbow) and Andrew Heaney (shoulder), and he's been effective with a 2.22 ERA, 1.09 WHIP and 26:11 K:BB over 28.1 innings in six appearances since May 26.

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  • Darin Ruf SF 1B
    Giants' Darin Ruf: Swats big pinch-hit homer
    3h ago

    Ruf hit a two-run home run in his only at-bat during Wednesday's 7-5 win against Arizona.

    With the Giants trailing by two in the eighth inning, Ruf was brought in to pinch hit for Lamonte Wade Jr. The former smashed a 429-foot, two-run shot to left field to tie the game. Ruf didn't remain in the contest to play defense, but his mark was already made, and San Francisco ultimately pulled out the win. Ruf's homer was his first since June 22 and his seventh of the campaign. He slugged a career-high 16 long balls over 262 at-bats last season.

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  • Tucker Barnhart DET C
    Tigers' Tucker Barnhart: Reaches three times Wednesday
    8h ago

    Barnhart went 1-for-2 with two walks, an RBI and a run scored in Wednesday's win over the Guardians.

    Barnhart has seen Eric Haase get more playing time lately, as the latter has five home runs over his last 12 games. Barnhart hasn't helped his cause with a .154 batting average over his past 10 contests, but he does now have hits in three straight games. The veteran should still see plenty of playing time due to his abilities behind the plate, though Haase will continue to draw starts due to his power potential.

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  • Austin Wynns SF C
    Giants' Austin Wynns: Steps out of lineup
    9h ago

    Wynns is not in the lineup for Wednesday's game at Arizona, Alex Pavlovic of NBC Sports Bay Area reports.

    Wynns is poised to see more playing time with Curt Casali sidelined by an oblique injury, but it's Joey Bart who will start after being promoted earlier Wednesday.

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  • Joey Bart SF C
    Giants' Joey Bart: Called up, starting Wednesday
    10h ago

    Bart was recalled from Triple-A Sacramento and will be in the lineup Wednesday against the Diamondbacks, Evan Webeck of The San Jose Mercury News reports.

    The 25-year-old is up with the Giants in the wake of Curt Casali's oblique injury, which is expected to carry a 3-to-4 week absence. Bart posted a .596 OPS in 22 games before being demoted to the minors and should work as the No. 2 catcher to Austin Wynns.

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  • Elias Diaz COL C
    Rockies' Elias Diaz: Takes seat Wednesday
    10h ago

    Diaz is out of the lineup for Wednesday's game against the Dodgers.

    Diaz started the past four games and will receive a maintenance day for the series finale in Los Angeles. Brian Serven will work behind the plate in his place.

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  • Will Smith LAD C
    Dodgers' Will Smith: Receives Wednesday off
    12h ago

    Smith is out of the lineup for Wednesday's game against the Rockies, Kirsten Watson of SportsNet LA reports.

    Smith started the past seven games and will receive a maintenance day for Wednesday's series finale versus Colorado. Austin Barnes will take over behind the plate and bat ninth.

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  • Jose Trevino NYY C
    Yankees' Jose Trevino: Out of Wednesday's lineup
    14h ago

    Trevino isn't starting Wednesday against Pittsburgh.

    Trevino is getting a chance to reset after he went 0-for-7 with two strikeouts over the last two matchups. Kyle Higashioka will start behind the plate and bat ninth.

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  • Darin Ruf SF 1B
    Giants' Darin Ruf: Swats big pinch-hit homer
    3h ago

    Ruf hit a two-run home run in his only at-bat during Wednesday's 7-5 win against Arizona.

    With the Giants trailing by two in the eighth inning, Ruf was brought in to pinch hit for Lamonte Wade Jr. The former smashed a 429-foot, two-run shot to left field to tie the game. Ruf didn't remain in the contest to play defense, but his mark was already made, and San Francisco ultimately pulled out the win. Ruf's homer was his first since June 22 and his seventh of the campaign. He slugged a career-high 16 long balls over 262 at-bats last season.

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  • Hunter Dozier KC 1B
    Royals' Hunter Dozier: Swats ninth homer
    4h ago

    Dozier went 2-for-3 with a home run, a double, a walk and three RBI in a 7-4 win against the Astros on Wednesday.

    Dozier hit a two-run home run off Cristian Javier in the first inning and notched another RBI with a double in the third. The veteran has a modest six-game hitting streak going, and he's hitting .391 (9-for-23) with a pair of homers and eight RBI over that stretch.

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  • Alex Kirilloff MIN 1B
    Twins' Alex Kirilloff: OK after collision
    6h ago

    Kirilloff, who left Wednesday's game in the top of the seventh inning after he was involved in a collision with White Sox first baseman Andrew Vaughn, was said to be OK after the game, the St. Paul Pioneer Press reports.

    Kirilloff was shaken up after the play but apparently did not suffer an injury. He may have been removed for a defensive replacement and pinch runner after reaching first base even if he avoided the collision.

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  • Keston Hiura MIL 1B
    Brewers' Keston Hiura: Slugs eighth homer
    7h ago

    Hiura went 1-for-4 with a solo home run Wednesday against the Cubs.

    Hiura took Adrian Sampson yard in the fifth inning to account for Milwaukee's only run of the game. Hiura has eight home runs on the season, three of which have come in his last nine games. Despite the hot stretch, he remains a part-time player for the Brewers and is striking out at a 44.7 percent clip across 132 plate appearances on the campaign.

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  • Luis Arraez MIN 1B
    Twins' Luis Arraez: Four-hit effort
    7h ago

    Arraez went 4-for-5 with an RBI and two runs scored Wednesday against the White Sox.

    Arraez delivered an RBI single in the second inning and managed to score multiple runs for the second time in his last three starts. He also extended his hitting streak to seven games, during which he's hit .500 with two RBI and six runs scored. Arraez is hitting .354/.425/.455 on the season -- good for a .388 wOBA and 157 wRC+.

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  • Darin Ruf SF 1B
    Giants' Darin Ruf: Out of Wednesday's lineup
    9h ago

    Ruf is not in the lineup for Wednesday's game against the Diamondbacks, Alex Pavlovic of NBC Sports Bay Area reports.

    Ruf went 3-for-16 over his past seven contests and will head to the bench for Wednesday's series finale in Arizona. Yermin Mercedes will bat third as the designated hitter.

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  • Jorge Polanco MIN 2B
    Twins' Jorge Polanco: Blasts pair of homers
    8h ago

    Polanco went 2-for-4 with a walk, two home runs and three RBI on Wednesday against the White Sox.

    Polanco went yard in the fifth and seventh innings to bring his homer total on the season to 12. He's been on a power surge since returning from a back injury June 28, smacking five home runs across his last eight starts. Polanco owns a .338 wOBA and 122 wRC+ across 286 plate appearances on the season.

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  • Jonathan Schoop DET 2B
    Tigers' Jonathan Schoop: Steals base, scores in win
    8h ago

    Schoop went 1-for-4 with a stolen base and a run scored in Wednesday's win over the Guardians.

    Schoop now has stolen bases in consecutive contests, giving him four steals for the season. That's double his previous career best, so speed has never been a huge part of the veteran's game. Schoop has gotten off to a hot start in July, batting .435 across six games, and the steals are boosting his fantasy value even further.

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  • Jonathan India CIN 2B
    Reds' Jonathan India: X-rays negative on ankle
    10h ago

    India had X-rays come back negative on his ankle after being hit by a pitch during Wednesday's game against the Mets, Charlie Goldsmith of The Cincinnati Enquirer reports.

    India was struck by the pitch to lead off the bottom half of the first inning and initially remained in the contest, but he was replaced by a pinch hitter in the following frame. The 25-year-old appears to have avoided a serious injury and should be considered day-to-day.

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  • Brandon Lowe TB 2B
    Rays' Brandon Lowe: Beginning rehab assignment
    13h ago

    Lowe (back) will begin a rehab assignment at Triple-A Durham on Thursday, Marc Topkin of the Tampa Bay Times reports.

    Lowe was transferred to the 60-day injured list Tuesday but will return to game action at the Triple-A level, which likely represents the final step in his recovery process. Although the 28-year-old is eligible to return to the Rays in mid-July, manager Kevin Cash said Wednesday that he doesn't expect Lowe to be activated until after the All-Star break.

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  • Jose Altuve HOU 2B
    Astros' Jose Altuve: Takes seat Wednesday
    14h ago

    Altuve isn't starting Wednesday against the Royals.

    Altuve has recorded hits in each of the last five games and has slashed .429/.500/.667 with a homer, two doubles, four runs, three RBI and a stolen base during that time. However, he'll get a day off while Mauricio Dubon starts at second base and leads off.

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  • Nolan Gorman STL 2B
    Cardinals' Nolan Gorman: Sitting against left-hander
    15h ago

    Gorman isn't starting Wednesday against Atlanta, Jeff Jones of the Belleville News-Democrat reports.

    Gorman has started against just one left-handed pitcher this year, and he'll retreat to the bench with southpaw Max Fried on the mound Wednesday. Tommy Edman is shifting to second base while Albert Pujols serves as the designated hitter.

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  • DJ LeMahieu NYY 3B
    Yankees' DJ LeMahieu: Productive day at the plate
    1m ago

    LeMahieu went 3-for-6 with two RBI, two runs scored and a steal in Wednesday's win over the Pirates.

    LeMahieu's two RBI came on a single in the first inning where he sent Joey Gallo and Isiah Kiner-Falefa home. LeMahieu came around to score in the eighth on an Aaron Judge homer, then again in the ninth thanks to an Aaron Hicks homer. He also added a steal, his fourth of the year. LeMahieu has two steals already this month after picking up just one in June. The second baseman is batting .333 in July after Wednesday's three-hit outing. He has four hits in his last two games and is now slashing .267/.368/.406 on the season.

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  • Gio Urshela MIN 3B
    Twins' Gio Urshela: Drills eighth homer
    8h ago

    Urshela went 3-for-5 with a two-run home run and two runs scored Wednesday against the White Sox.

    Urshela took Matt Foster yard in the eighth inning to record his eighth homer of the season. He has four multi-hit games in his last nine starts, maintaining a .353 average with two home runs, five RBI and five runs scored in that span. Overall, Urshela has a .266/.314/.414 line across 287 plate appearances on the season.

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  • Matt Chapman TOR 3B
    Blue Jays' Matt Chapman: Two hits including homer
    8h ago

    Chapman went 2-for-3 with a solo home run and a walk in Wednesday's victory over the Athletics.

    Chapman walked in the fifth inning before he later took James Kaprielian deep for a solo shot in the seventh frame. He also added a single in his final at-bat in the ninth. The homer was his 13th of the season and he has now gone deep in back-to-back games. Chapman came into Tuesday's contest in the midst of an 0-for-16 stretch from the plate, but he went 5-for-7 with two homers and three RBI in the final two games of the series to snap out of the cold spell.

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  • Wilmer Flores SF 3B
    Giants' Wilmer Flores: Heads to bench Wednesday
    9h ago

    Flores is out of the lineup for Wednesday's game against the Diamondbacks, Alex Pavlovic of NBC Sports Bay Area reports.

    Flores is 3-for-18 with a double, nine walks, an RBI and three runs over his past eight games and will take a seat Wednesday. David Villar will start at third base while Tommy La Stella works at the keystone.

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  • Evan Longoria SF 3B
    Giants' Evan Longoria: Out with oblique strain
    9h ago

    Longoria was placed on the 10-day injured list Wednesday with a strained left oblique, Alex Pavlovic of NBC Sports Bay Area reports.

    It's unclear when exactly the veteran third baseman picked up the injury, though it presumably occurred Tuesday while going 0-for-3 with a walk and two strikeouts against Arizona. Longoria doesn't have a clear timeline for his return, but he seems likely to be sidelined through the All-Star break.

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  • Maikel Franco WAS 3B
    Nationals' Maikel Franco: Riding pine Wednesday
    13h ago

    Franco isn't starting Wednesday's game against the Phillies.

    Franco is getting a day off after he went 1-for-15 with a run, two walks and four strikeouts over the last five games. Ehire Adrianza will take over at the hot corner and bat eighth.

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  • Carlos Correa MIN SS
    Twins' Carlos Correa: Battling leg tightness
    11h ago

    Correa was held out of the lineup for Wednesday's loss to the White Sox due to tightness in his legs, Do-Hyoung Park of MLB.com reports.

    It's unclear when the injury first surfaced, but it could help explain his 0-for-12 run across the previous four games. Correa will now have extra time to recover since the Twins have a scheduled day off Thursday, so he may be able to rejoin the lineup for Friday's series opener at Texas.

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  • J.P. Crawford SEA SS
    Mariners' J.P. Crawford: Hitting well in clutch situations
    14h ago

    Crawford, who went 1-for-4 with a two-run triple in a win over the Padres on Tuesday, is hitting .333 with a hit-by-pitch, four RBI and four runs with men on base over his last five games.

    The veteran shortstop is also 4-for-10 over his first two games back from suspension when factoring in Tuesday's clutch three-bagger. Crawford could be in the process of authoring his best season at the plate yet, as he's currently sporting a career-high .738 OPS, while his 22 extra-base hits put him nearly halfway to last season's total of 46 in 86 fewer games.

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  • Isiah Kiner-Falefa NYY SS
    Yankees' Isiah Kiner-Falefa: Tallies three hits Tuesday
    14h ago

    Kiner-Falefa went 3-for-4 with a double and a run in Tuesday's loss to Pittsburgh.

    Kiner-Falefa scored New York's first run in the fifth inning, knocking a one-out double and crossing the plate on an Aaron Judge single. This was the shortstop's first multi-hit game since June 18 and his second three-hit performance of the campaign. Kiner-Falefa has two steals over his past 10 games, but he is slashing a tepid .226/.294/.258 and has knocked in only one run over that stretch.

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  • Bryson Stott PHI SS
    Phillies' Bryson Stott: Drops to ninth in order
    15h ago

    Stott will start at second base and bat ninth in Wednesday's game against the Nationals.

    Stott had started at shortstop the past three games and was moved into the No. 7 spot in the order for Tuesday's 11-0 win, but he'll shift over to the other middle-infield position and drop to No. 9 in the lineup with Didi Gregorius (knee) checking back in. The rookie hasn't provided an extra-base hit in any of his last nine starts, but he's gotten on base at an impressive .455 clip and has chipped in two stolen bases, six runs and three RBI during that stretch.

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  • Didi Gregorius PHI SS
    Phillies' Didi Gregorius: Starting Wednesday
    16h ago

    Gregorius (knee) is starting at shortstop and batting sixth Wednesday versus the Nationals, Todd Zolecki of MLB.com reports.

    Gregorius will be back in the lineup Wednesday after missing the last three games while dealing with a sore left knee. The 32-year-old has produced at least one hit in six of his last eight contests, including a double and triple over that span.

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  • Bobby Witt KC SS
    Royals' Bobby Witt: Not in Wednesday's lineup
    16h ago

    Witt (hand) isn't starting Wednesday against the Astros.

    Witt suffered a hand injury Tuesday against the Astros but underwent X-rays that came back negative. He should be considered day-to-day for now, but Nicky Lopez will start at shortstop and bat ninth Wednesday.

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  • Cody Bellinger LAD CF
    Dodgers' Cody Bellinger: Tallies three hits in win
    3h ago

    Bellinger went 3-for-4 with two runs and a stolen base Wednesday in a 2-1 victory against Colorado.

    Bellinger committed an error in the sixth inning that allowed Colorado's only run to score, but the outfielder made up for that miscue with a big offensive performance. He racked up three of the Dodgers' nine hits and scored both of the team's runs, including the walk-off run after leading off the ninth inning with a single. Bellinger also swiped his 10th bag of the campaign in the fifth inning, giving him double-digit thefts for the first time since his MVP 2019 campaign. His .213/.272/.397 season slash line isn't particularly exciting, but Bellinger is one of only 12 major-leaguers with at least 10 homers and 10 steals so far in 2022.

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  • Andrew Benintendi KC LF
    Royals' Andrew Benintendi: Reaches base four times Wednesday
    4h ago

    Benintendi went 2-for-3 with a double, two walks, three runs, an RBI and a stolen base in a 7-4 victory against the Astros on Wednesday.

    Benintendi once again worked as an offensive catalyst near the top of the lineup, reaching base in all but one of his five plate appearances and scoring three of the team's seven runs. The veteran outfielder finished with his seventh multi-hit appearance over his past nine games, and he's batting a robust .485 (16-for-33) during that stretch. Benintendi has only three homers and two stolen bases on the campaign, but with a .316/.387/.404 slash line, he's built considerable value with the trade deadline less than a month away.

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  • Luis Robert CHW CF
    White Sox's Luis Robert: Slugs ninth homer
    6h ago

    Robert went 2-for-4 with a walk, a two-run home run and two runs scored Wednesday against the Twins.

    Robert took Emilio Pagan yard in the fifth inning to record his ninth homer of the season. Robert has three multi-hit performances in his last four starts, during which he's tallied four RBI and five runs scored. While his power production has been a bit disappointing, Robert has still delivered 11 stolen bases, 40 runs scored and 42 RBI across 65 games this season.

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  • Eloy Jimenez CHW LF
    White Sox's Eloy Jimenez: Homers in return
    6h ago

    Jimenez (hamstring) went 2-for-5 with a home run and three RBI on Wednesday against the Twins.

    Jimenez was in the lineup for the first time since April 23 after being activated from the 60-day injured list. He took Joe Ryan deep in the fourth inning -- his second plate appearance -- to tally his second homer of the season. Jimenez hit sixth in the White Sox lineup but could move up in the order once he shakes off more of the rust.

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  • Pavin Smith ARI RF
    Diamondbacks' Pavin Smith: Suffers fractured wrist
    6h ago

    Smith was placed on the 7-day injured list at Triple-A Reno on Wednesday with a fractured right wrist, Nick Piecoro of the Arizona Republic reports.

    The 26-year-old was demoted to Reno over the weekend and sustained the broken wrist in only his second game with the affiliate. Smith has a non-displaced fracture and is also dealing with some ligament damage, and he's expected to be sidelined for at least 6-to-8 weeks.

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  • Steven Kwan CLE LF
    Guardians' Steven Kwan: Reaches base three times
    6h ago

    Kwan went 2-for-4 with a walk, a double and an RBI on Wednesday against the Tigers.

    Kwan doubled in a run in the fifth inning to record his 21st RBI of the season. He's been cold at the plate of late, hitting just .205 with four RBI and four runs scored across his last 11 games. Overall, Kwan has maintained a decent .274/.362/.350 line across 271 plate appearances, though he has only one home run and five stolen bases for the season.

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  • Mitch White LAD SP
    Dodgers' Mitch White: Throws career-high 102 pitches
    3h ago

    White did not factor in the decision against Colorado on Wednesday, pitching 5.2 innings and allowing one unearned run on one hit and four walks while striking out six batters.

    White had some control issues in the outing, but he held Colorado hitless for 5.1 frames before Brendan Rodgers broke the spell with a single to center. Cody Bellinger committed an error on the play that allowed Kris Bryant to score from first base, and White was lifted after retiring one more batter. He ended up with a no-decision thanks to a late-game Dodgers comeback, but the righty hurler probably deserved a better outcome for his superb outing. White has found a home in the rotation due to injuries to Walker Buehler (elbow) and Andrew Heaney (shoulder), and he's been effective with a 2.22 ERA, 1.09 WHIP and 26:11 K:BB over 28.1 innings in six appearances since May 26.

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  • Merrill Kelly ARI SP
    Diamondbacks' Merrill Kelly: Settles for no-decision
    3h ago

    Kelly pitched 6.1 innings against San Francisco on Wednesday, allowing two runs on two hits and three walks while striking out six batters. He did not factor in the decision.

    Kelly held Arizona scoreless for four frames before giving up a pair of fifth-inning runs. He was able to pitch into the seventh inning and left the contest in line for the win, but the Giants stormed back after his departure to take the victory. Kelly racked up 15 swinging strikes in another effective performance that accounted for his third quality start over his past four outings. He leads the Diamondbacks with seven wins while posting a 3.42 ERA, 1.23 WHIP and 80:34 K:BB over 97.1 innings on the season.

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  • Alex Cobb SF SP
    Giants' Alex Cobb: Allows four runs over six innings
    4h ago

    Cobb pitched six innings against Arizona on Wednesday, allowing four runs on seven hits and one walk while striking out three batters. He did not factor in the decision.

    Cobb was tagged for four runs over his first two frames, but he was able to settle down and prevent any additional runs from there while tying a season high with six innings. The right-hander was in line for the loss when he departed, but San Francisco's offense stormed back late in the game to allow him to escape with a no-decision. Cobb has allowed only eight earned runs over 25.1 innings (2.84 ERA) across his past five starts, but he hasn't picked up any wins over that time. His last victory came May 17 in Colorado in a wild game in which he surrendered seven runs.

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  • Cristian Javier HOU SP
    Astros' Cristian Javier: Serves up three homers in loss
    4h ago

    Javier (6-4) took the loss against Kansas City on Wednesday, allowing five runs on four hits and three walks while striking out seven batters over five innings.

    The Royals got to Javier early in the contest, belting three long balls and scoring four runs over the first two innings. The righty hurler gave up only one more run the rest of his outing, but the damage was too much for Houston's offense to overcome. Javier had allowed only five homers over 69.2 innings entering the contest, and he hadn't given up more than one in any of his 15 outings. He's had a few poor starts but has been very good overall, posting a 3.01 ERA, 0.99 WHIP and 102:27 K:BB.

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  • Brad Keller KC SP
    Royals' Brad Keller: Notches fourth win
    4h ago

    Keller (4-9) earned the win over Houston on Wednesday, pitching 5.2 innings and allowing four runs on five hits and three walks while striking out three batters.

    Keller struggled a bit with his control in the contest -- he threw only 60 of 105 pitches for strikes and tied a season high with three walks -- but he was able to take advantage of an early outburst by the Royals' offense to collect the win. The right-hander limited Houston to five hits, though three of those went for extra bases, including a sixth-inning solo homer by Aledmys Diaz that spelled the end of Keller's outing. The 26-year-old hurler has been inconsistent throughout the campaign, but he's won three of his past four starts after starting the season with a 1-8 mark through his first 11 outings.

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  • Lance Lynn CHW SP
    White Sox's Lance Lynn: Surrenders five runs
    6h ago

    Lynn allowed five earned runs on six hits and two walks while striking out four across five innings Wednesday against the Twins. He did not factor into the decision.

    Lynn allowed at least one run in three of his five innings, with a two-run blast by Jorge Polanco in the fifth frame clinching another disappointing outing. He has worked at least six frames in each of his last three starts, but Lynn has allowed fewer than three earned runs only once in five appearances this season. As a result, he owns a 5.33 ERA across 27 innings on the campaign.

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  • Jose Urena COL RP
    Rockies' Jose Urena: Impresses in first start of season
    3h ago

    Urena pitched 6.2 innings against the Dodgers on Wednesday, allowing one run on five hits and three walks while striking out two. He didn't factor in the decision.

    Urena was promoted from Triple-A Albuquerque to make the start after appearing in four games as a reliever with the Brewers earlier in the campaign. The veteran hurler held his own against one of the game's top offenses, keeping the Dodgers scoreless through six frames before giving up his first run in the seventh. Urena finished with an efficient 89 pitches over 6.2 frames and didn't allow any extra-base hits, but he had to settle for a no-decision due to a quiet Colorado offense. After Wednesday's strong outing, it seems likely that he'll get another start with Antonio Senzatela (shoulder) on the 15-day injured list.

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  • Craig Kimbrel LAD RP
    Dodgers' Craig Kimbrel: Picks up win in return
    3h ago

    Kimbrel (2-4) earned the win against the Rockies on Wednesday, retiring all three batters he faced in the ninth inning.

    Kimbrel was forced to sit out two days due to a sore back after being nailed by a line drive Sunday, but he received a clean CT scan and was cleared to return to action Wednesday. The veteran closer came in with the score tied 1-1 in the ninth inning, and he made quick work of three Colorado batters, retiring them in order on five combined pitches. Kimbrel was then credited with the win as a result of Los Angeles scoring the winning run in the bottom of the frame. The positive result was likely a sigh of relief for Kimbrel's fantasy managers given the injury scare and the fact that he had blown two of his previous three save chances.

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  • Sam Long SF RP
    Giants' Sam Long: Steps in for first career save
    3h ago

    Long earned a save against the Diamondbacks on Wednesday, retiring the only batter he faced via strikeout.

    The Giants led by three entering the ninth inning, but closer Camilo Doval allowed a run to score and was pulled after letting three straight batters reach base with two outs. Long came in to pitch to Jordan Luplow, and the reliever was able to finish the contest with a three-pitch strikeout for the first save of his career. Doval should remain San Francisco's closer for the time being, though Long has impressed with a 1.78 ERA, 1.02 WHIP and 19:8 K:BB in mostly low-leverage work across 30.1 innings on the season.

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  • Scott Barlow KC RP
    Royals' Scott Barlow: Secures save No. 13
    4h ago

    Barlow earned a save against the Astros on Wednesday, pitching a scoreless inning during which he gave up one hit and struck out two batters.

    Barlow entered in the ninth inning with Kansas City up by three runs, and he was able to close out the contest by retiring three of the four batters he faced. The right-hander racked up five whiffs on just 18 pitches and threw a first-pitch strike to each hitter he faced. Barlow has converted 13 of 15 save opportunities on the season and holds a 2.39 ERA and 1.04 WHIP over 37.2 innings.

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  • Jorge Alcala MIN RP
    Twins' Jorge Alcala: No sign of return from injured list
    6h ago

    Alcala (elbow) remains in a holding pattern and hasn't made progress after being shut down June 1 again with tightness in his pitching elbow, Dan Hayes of The Athletic reports.

    There have been conflicting reports on whether Alcala is set to throw again or has been shut down for an extended period. Either way, it doesn't sound like he has a chance to return any time soon. Alcala has been on the injured list since April 12 with right elbow inflammation. He made a rehab appearance June 1 but was later shut down again with tightness in his pitching elbow.

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  • Josh Hader MIL RP
    Brewers' Josh Hader: Suffers second loss
    7h ago

    Hader (0-2) allowed one earned run on one hit and one walk while striking out two across one inning to take the loss Wednesday against the Cubs.

    Hader entered the game in the ninth inning with the score knotted at one, but he allowed a leadoff walk and a two-out double to allow the game-winning run. Though hardly a reason to panic, Hader has quietly struggled across the last month, allowing five earned runs across 10 innings -- three of which have come from solo homers. Even with the moderate struggles, Hader has a spectacular 1.63 ERA with a 47:9 K:BB across 27.2 frames for the campaign.

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  • Miguel Cabrera DET DH
    Tigers' Miguel Cabrera: Drives in three
    6h ago

    Cabrera went 1-for-3 with three RBI on Wednesday against the Guardians.

    Cabrera made the most of his lone hit, delivering a two-RBI single in the fifth inning. He extended his hitting streak to 13 games with the performance, during which he's hit .383 with nine RBI and three runs scored. Cabrera has maintained a .308/.347/.372 line across 274 plate appearances on the season.

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  • Franmil Reyes CLE DH
    Guardians' Franmil Reyes: Slugs seventh homer
    9h ago

    Reyes went 1-for-4 with a solo home run Wednesday against the Tigers.

    Reyes took Michael Pineda yard in the second inning to record his seventh homer of the season. After going deep only four times across his first 43 games of the campaign, Reyes has recorded three home runs in his last seven starts. Despite showing some signs of life at the plate, Reyes is still hitting just .212/.260/.360 across 204 plate appearances for the season.

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  • Zach McKinstry LAD DH
    Dodgers' Zach McKinstry: Back from IL
    12h ago

    McKinstry (neck) was activated from the 10-day injured list Wednesday.

    The 27-year-old landed on the injured list in late June with neck stiffness, and he'll rejoin the active roster after being out for the 10-day minimum. Chris Taylor (foot) was placed on the injured list in a corresponding move, which could open up some playing time for McKinstry.

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  • Nelson Cruz WAS DH
    Nationals' Nelson Cruz: Remains out of lineup
    13h ago

    Cruz isn't starting Wednesday against the Phillies due to a stomach-related illness, Mark Zuckerman of MASNSports.com reports.

    Cruz was scratched ahead of Tuesday's contest after feeling under the weather and will now sit out a second consecutive game. Juan Soto (calf) is returning to the lineup as the designated hitter and will serve as Cruz's replacement, while Lane Thomas starts in right field in Soto's stead.

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  • Harold Ramirez TB DH
    Rays' Harold Ramirez: Takes seat Wednesday
    16h ago

    Ramirez isn't starting Wednesday's game against the Red Sox, Neil Solondz of the Rays Radio Network reports.

    Ramirez has had regular playing time for the Rays recently and has slashed .350/.409/.500 with a homer, three doubles, eight runs, five RBI and a stolen base over his last 10 games. He'll get a breather Wednesday while Josh Lowe starts in right field and leads off.

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  • Mike Moustakas CIN DH
    Reds' Mike Moustakas: Day off Wednesday
    16h ago

    Moustakas isn't starting Wednesday against the Mets.

    Moustakas is getting a breather after he went 1-for-12 with an RBI and eight strikeouts over the last four games. Jonathan India is serving as the designated hitter while Matt Reynolds starts at second base.

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