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Texans' Braxton Miller: Doesn't practice Wednesday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Miller did not practice Wednesday, Alex Del Barrio of CBS Houston reports.

The rookie wideout was present at the Methodist Training Center, standing on the sideline with other wideouts. Houston head coach Bill O'Brien downplayed it, telling reporters that Miller's day off was "a little rest day," suggesting he'll be available for this week's preseason game against the Cardinals. Miller has seven catches for 69 yards in two preseason games.

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Royals' Dillon Gee: Handed seventh loss by Marlins
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Gee (5-7) pitched 5.1 innings of three-run ball against the Marlins on Wednesday, yielding five hits and striking out three and receiving the loss.

Gee was cruising through five innings Wednesday, allowing just one hit and no runs entering the sixth, when the trouble began. After retiring the first batter, Gee allowed four consecutive singles that plated two runs before he was removed after just 76 pitches, 50 of them for strikes. Marcell Ozuna then hit a sacrifice fly to tag Gee with his third earned run of the night. It was somewhat of an unfortunately loss for Gee, who pitched well and did not surrender a single extra-base hit while his team was shutout by fireballer Jose Fernandez. Gee now has a 4.55 ERA and a 1.48 WHIP.

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Orioles' Matt Wieters: Drives in season-high four in Wednesday's win
by RotoWire Staff | Special to CBSSports.com

Wieters went 2-for-4 with a home run and four RBI in Wednesday's game against the Nationals.

Wieters' season-high four RBI performance pushed his total up to 51 for the year, good for fifth-best among AL catchers. The 30-year-old is enjoying his first healthy season since 2013, but his overall numbers are down a bit from his career averages. Wieters has also struggled since the All-Star break, posting a .214 average after hitting .258 during the first half of 2016, and it's fair to assume the workload is catching up to him as the end of the season draws near.

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Orioles' Manny Machado: Picks up four hits, four RBI Wednesday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Machado went 4-for-6 with a home run, four RBI and scored twice in Wednesday's game against the Nationals.

Machado's two-run blast in the top of the first inning Wednesday was his 29th of the year and his seventh in August, matching April for his highest total in a month this season. The 24-year-old third baseman has hit safely in 19 of his last 22 contests, including a current seven-game streak. Machado is now on pace to surpass last season's career-high 35 home runs.

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Nationals' Tanner Roark: Taken apart by Orioles on Wednesday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Roark (13-7) tossed five innings, allowing five runs (four earned) on seven hits and three walks while striking out four Orioles in Wednesday's loss.

Roark's four-game win streak, and his five-game run of quality starts, went out the window with Wednesday's dud. The right-hander surrendered four in a disastrous first inning, and failed to toss one clean frame the entire night. Despite a stretch of solid performances, Roark continues to struggle with his command as he now owns a 28:18 K:BB over his last seven games. He'll have a nice opportunity to get back on track as he draws the anemic Phillies for his next start Monday.

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