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  • Rougned Odor NYY 2B
    Yankees' Rougned Odor: Swats eighth homer
    2h ago

    Odor went 1-for-3 with a two-run home run and a walk in a 6-5 victory versus Kansas City on Wednesday.

    Odor came through with one of several clutch hits for the Yankees on Wednesday, clubbing an eighth-inning two-run homer that temporarily staked the club to its first lead of the game. The long ball was Odor's third in his past eight games covering 24 at-bats. His season batting average still sits below the Mendoza Line, however, at .196.

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  • Gary Sanchez NYY C
    Yankees' Gary Sanchez: Comes through with clutch homer
    2h ago

    Sanchez went 1-for-4 with a solo home run and a walk in a 6-5 win over the Royals on Wednesday.

    Sanchez managed only a walk through four plate appearances, but he came through when his club most needed him, socking a solo shot to left field with one out in the ninth inning to tie the game 5-5. The homer was the continuation of a strong June for the veteran catcher -- across 17 games this month, Sanchez is slashing .305/.369/.712 with six home runs, six doubles and 13 RBI.

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  • Ryan O'Hearn KC DH
    Royals' Ryan O'Hearn: Goes deep again Wednesday
    2h ago

    O'Hearn went 2-for-5 with a two-run home run and an additional RBI in Wednesday's loss to the Yankees.

    O'Hearn staked the Royals to an early lead, clubbing a two-run homer to right field in the first inning. He added another RBI on an infield single that temporarily put Kansas City on top in the ninth frame. In two games since being called back up to the big club June 22, O'Hearn has gone 4-for-9 with a pair of homers and five RBI.

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  • Carlos Santana KC 1B
    Royals' Carlos Santana: Slugs 12th long ball
    2h ago

    Santana went 2-for-3 with a solo home run and two walks in Wednesday's loss to the Yankees.

    The veteran first baseman looked to be the potential hero for the Royals, belting a 432-foot solo shot in the eighth inning to put the team ahead by a run. The Yankees responded with a solo shot of their own in the bottom of the frame, however, and ultimately pulled off the win. Santana's homer was his first since June 13th, but he wasn't dormant in the seven games between long balls, slashing .310/.375/.345 with three RBI and four runs over that span.

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  • Aroldis Chapman NYY RP
    Yankees' Aroldis Chapman: Earns win after blowing save
    2h ago

    Chapman (5-2) blew the save but took the win against the Royals on Wednesday, pitching one inning and allowing two runs on three hits and two walks while striking out two.

    The flame-throwing closer couldn't protect a one-run ninth-inning lead, as he walked in the game-tying run after loading the bases and subsequently allowed the go-ahead run to score on a single. He avoided a loss and earned his fifth win, however, as a result of the Yankees responding with two runs in the bottom of the ninth. While Chapman ultimately came out on top, the rough outing continued a recent subpar seven-game stretch during which he has taken two blown saves while posting a 11.81 ERA and 3.19 WHIP across 5.1 frames.

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  • Michael King NYY RP
    Yankees' Michael King: Can't complete five frames
    3h ago

    King did not factor in the decision against Kansas City on Wednesday, pitching 4.2 innings and allowing two runs on three hits and three walks while striking out five.

    The right-hander fell behind early, surrendering a two-run homer to Ryan O'Hearn in the first inning. King bounced back over the following three frames, but he was pulled after loading the bases on a pair of walks (one intentional) and a hit-by-pitch in the fifth. He has completed five innings only once in five starts since joining the starting rotation May 30, compiling a 5.75 ERA, 1.52 WHIP and 16:10 K:BB over 20.1 innings during that span. His next appearance is tentatively scheduled for Monday at home against the Angels.

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  • Gary Sanchez NYY C
    Yankees' Gary Sanchez: Comes through with clutch homer
    2h ago

    Sanchez went 1-for-4 with a solo home run and a walk in a 6-5 win over the Royals on Wednesday.

    Sanchez managed only a walk through four plate appearances, but he came through when his club most needed him, socking a solo shot to left field with one out in the ninth inning to tie the game 5-5. The homer was the continuation of a strong June for the veteran catcher -- across 17 games this month, Sanchez is slashing .305/.369/.712 with six home runs, six doubles and 13 RBI.

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  • Victor Caratini SD C
    Padres' Victor Caratini: Launches sixth long ball
    4h ago

    Caratini went 1-for-2 with a solo home run, sacrifice fly, walk and strikeout in a 5-3 triumph over the Dodgers on Wednesday.

    Caratini broke a 2-2 tie with his seventh inning home run off Trevor Bauer then added a key insurance run with a sacrifice fly that brought Manny Machado home in the eighth. He's capitalized on additional playing time with Austin Nola injured and should serve as the primary backstop until Nola returns.

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  • Sean Murphy OAK C
    Athletics' Sean Murphy: Remains hot in loss
    5h ago

    Murphy went 2-for-4 with a solo home run and a double in a 5-3 loss to Texas on Wednesday.

    Murphy got Oakland on the board with a 443-foot homer to center in the seventh, his second in three games, and doubled earlier in the fourth. The backstop has enjoyed his three games in Texas as he's 5-for-11 with two home runs and two doubles and has raised his OPS from .728 to .782 in the span.

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  • Salvador Perez KC C
    Royals' Salvador Perez: Likely avoids concussion
    7h ago

    The Royals' training staff described the night-shortening incident for Perez (head) on Wednesday as a "non-concussive event," Joel Goldberg of Bally Sports Kansas City reports.

    Perez went 1-for-2 with a double and a run before taking a foul ball to the facemask and exiting Wednesday's game in New York. The training staff elaborated that his chin absorbed most of the impact. Assuming Perez did avoid a concussion, he should avoid a trip to the injured list, but it remains unclear when he'll be back in the Royals' lineup.

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  • Salvador Perez KC C
    Royals' Salvador Perez: Exits in fourth
    9h ago

    Perez (undisclosed) was removed from Wednesday's game against the Yankees after getting hit in the mask with a pitch, Alec Lewis of The Athletic reports.

    Sebastian Rivero entered the game to catch in Perez's place. Details about Perez's condition and whether he'll be available Thursday should become available following the game.

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  • Kurt Suzuki LAA C
    Angels' Kurt Suzuki: Exits game late
    10h ago

    Suzuki (undisclosed) was removed from Wednesday's game against the Giants after getting hit in the mask with a foul ball, Kerry Crowley of The San Jose Mercury News reports.

    Taylor Ward replaced Suzuki as the catcher in Wednesday's extra-innings affair. Details about Suzuki's condition should be disclosed following the game.

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  • Carlos Santana KC 1B
    Royals' Carlos Santana: Slugs 12th long ball
    2h ago

    Santana went 2-for-3 with a solo home run and two walks in Wednesday's loss to the Yankees.

    The veteran first baseman looked to be the potential hero for the Royals, belting a 432-foot solo shot in the eighth inning to put the team ahead by a run. The Yankees responded with a solo shot of their own in the bottom of the frame, however, and ultimately pulled off the win. Santana's homer was his first since June 13th, but he wasn't dormant in the seven games between long balls, slashing .310/.375/.345 with three RBI and four runs over that span.

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  • Max Muncy LAD 1B
    Dodgers' Max Muncy: Pair of doubles
    3h ago

    Muncy went 2-for-4 with two doubles, two runs and a strikeout in a 5-3 loss to the Padres on Wednesday.

    Playing in only his second game since returning from injury, Muncy doubled and scored in both the fourth and eighth innings to assist in two of Los Angeles' three runs on the game. The infielder is now slashing a robust .266/.421/.533 and leads the team in both on base and slugging.

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  • Nate Lowe TEX 1B
    Rangers' Nate Lowe: Crushes 10th homer
    5h ago

    Lowe went 2-for-4 with a solo home run and two strikeouts as Texas defeated Oakland 5-3 Wednesday.

    Lowe knotted the score at three with his seventh inning blast off Yusmeiro Petit and later reached on a infield single the next inning. The homer was Lowe's first since June 12 and the first baseman now has a hit safely in five straight games.

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  • Christian Walker ARI 1B
    Diamondbacks' Christian Walker: Goes deep in loss
    8h ago

    Walker went 1-for-4 with a solo home run in Wednesday's 3-2 loss to Milwaukee.

    The first baseman's seventh-inning solo shot accounted for the only run Arizona could muster off Milwaukee ace Brandon Woodruff. Walker has homered just twice in 21 games in June while batting .191 (13-for-68) this month. He has three long balls, 17 RBI, 19 runs scored and a disappointing .197/.243/.310 slash line through 152 plate appearances this year.

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  • Jonathan Schoop DET 1B
    Tigers' Jonathan Schoop: Stuffs stat sheet
    9h ago

    Schoop went 2-for-4 with a home run, a double, three RBI and a stolen base in Wednesday's 6-2 win over St. Louis.

    The infielder hit a game-tying two-run double in the third inning, then followed up with a solo shot in the fifth. Schoop has gone 29-for-78 (.372) with 10 homers, seven doubles, 22 RBI, 17 runs scored and a stolen base through 20 games in June. The massive surge has his slash line for the year up to .280/.333/.496 in 294 plate appearances.

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  • Brandon Belt SF 1B
    Giants' Brandon Belt: Nursing right knee injury
    9h ago

    Belt's departure from Wednesday's game against the Angels was due to a right knee injury, Alex Pavlovic of NBC Sports Bay Area reports.

    The veteran will undergo an MRI on Thursday to determine the nature and severity of the injury. Darin Ruf figures to get the majority of the reps at first base during Belt's absence, however long that may be.

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  • Rougned Odor NYY 2B
    Yankees' Rougned Odor: Swats eighth homer
    2h ago

    Odor went 1-for-3 with a two-run home run and a walk in a 6-5 victory versus Kansas City on Wednesday.

    Odor came through with one of several clutch hits for the Yankees on Wednesday, clubbing an eighth-inning two-run homer that temporarily staked the club to its first lead of the game. The long ball was Odor's third in his past eight games covering 24 at-bats. His season batting average still sits below the Mendoza Line, however, at .196.

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  • Jose Altuve HOU 2B
    Astros' Jose Altuve: Blasts 17th homer
    3h ago

    Altuve went 2-for-5 with a two-run home run, two total runs and a walk in Wednesday's 13-0 rout of the Orioles.

    Houston's leadoff hitter found himself in the middle of the action in a big offensive night for the club, slugging a two-run shot in the fourth inning to pad an already-substantial lead. The homer was his 17th of the campaign, tying him for 12th place in the league. Remarkably, 10 of his 23 hits in June have left the yard.

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  • Jake Cronenworth SD 2B
    Padres' Jake Cronenworth: Another homer
    4h ago

    Cronenworth went 2-for-4 with a solo home run, double, an additional run and a strikeout in a 5-3 victory against the Dodgers on Wednesday.

    Cronenworth went back-to-back with Manny Machado in the first off Trevor Bauer and later scored the go-ahead run in the eighth inning after doubling. This was Cronenworth's third straight game with a home run and fourth in his last five games to bring his total to 11. The infielder extended his hitting streak to nine games in the process.

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  • Brendan Rodgers COL 2B
    Rockies' Brendan Rodgers: Smacks fourth homer
    7h ago

    Rodgers 1-for-4 with a two-run home run Wednesday against the Mariners.

    Rodgers took Justus Sheffield yard in the second inning to record his fourth homer of the season. Though that was his lone hit of the game, Rodgers now has at least one knock in six of his last seven starts. He's also chipped in seven RBI and two runs scored in that span. Overall, Rodgers is hitting .261/.333/.455 with 16 RBI and six runs scored across 99 plate appearances.

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  • Willi Castro DET 2B
    Tigers' Willi Castro: Notches steal Wednesday
    8h ago

    Castro went 2-for-4 with a stolen base and a run scored in Wednesday's 6-2 win over St. Louis.

    The steal was Castro's second in the last three games, but just his third in four attempts through 20 games in June. The infielder is slashing .224/.288/.364 with six home runs, four stolen bases, 25 RBI and 30 runs scored across 237 plate appearances.

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  • Christian Arroyo BOS 2B
    Red Sox's Christian Arroyo: Still nursing limp
    12h ago

    Arroyo (shin) was seen limping on the field before Wednesday's game against the Rays, Pete Abraham of The Boston Globe reports.

    Seeing as though he's still having trouble walking, the 26-year-old would need to make significant progress to play Thursday. If he can't recover in the next few days, Arroyo may find himself on the injured list.

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  • Abraham Toro-Hernandez HOU 3B
    Astros' Abraham Toro: Enjoys big day at plate
    3h ago

    Toro went 2-for-5 with a three-run home run and an additional RBI in a 13-0 victory versus Baltimore on Wednesday.

    When Toro came up to the plate in the seventh inning, Houston was already ahead by eight runs. He padded that lead with a 417-foot three-run homer, then capped the scoring on the night with an RBI single in the eighth. Toro has hit safely in all but one game since being recalled from Triple-A Sugar Land on June 17, going 10-for-24 with two homers and nine RBI over that span.

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  • Manny Machado SD 3B
    Padres' Manny Machado: Blasts 12th home run
    4h ago

    Machado went 2-for-4 with a solo home run, an additional run and a strikeout as the Padres beat the Dodgers 5-3 Wednesday.

    Machado went back-to-back with Jake Cronenworth in the first against Los Angeles starter Trevor Bauer and later added a key insurance run after scoring on a sacrifice fly in the eighth. The performance was a nice rebound from Tuesday's four strikeout showing and Machado is now slashing .258/.338/.464.

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  • Luis Rengifo LAA 3B
    Angels' Luis Rengifo: Records second homer
    7h ago

    Rengifo went 1-for-4 with a solo home run and a walk Wednesday against the Giants.

    Rengifo delivered a solo home run in the fifth inning to record his second home run of the season. He's seen consistent playing time since being recalled from Triple-A Salt Lake on June 17, as Wednesday's start marked his sixth consecutive game in the lineup. In that span, Rengifo has gone 6-for-24 with two home runs, four RBI and five runs scored.

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  • Eduardo Escobar ARI 3B
    Diamondbacks' Eduardo Escobar: Homers as pinch hitter
    8h ago

    Escobar (quadriceps) hit a solo home run in his only at-bat in Wednesday's 3-2 loss to Milwaukee.

    The 32-year-old went deep in the eighth inning to pull Arizona within a run. Escobar remained in the game as a defensive replacement for Josh VanMeter at second base. With a day off Thursday, Escobar may be rested enough to return to the starting nine Friday versus San Diego. He's slashing .242/.290/.466 with 16 homers, 46 RBI, 38 runs scored and a stolen bases through 297 plate appearances.

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  • Alec Bohm PHI 3B
    Phillies' Alec Bohm: Enjoys four-hit afternoon
    8h ago

    Bohm went 4-for-5 with a double, an RBI and three runs scored in Wednesday's 13-12 loss to the Nationals.

    With his first career four-hit game, Bohm is now hitting .396 in his last 13 games. His average, now .244, remains less than impressive, but this recent stretch of success has Bohm looking more like the player who hit .338 in 2020.

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  • Nolan Arenado STL 3B
    Cardinals' Nolan Arenado: Smacks 14th homer
    8h ago

    Arenado went 1-for-4 with a solo home run in Wednesday's 6-2 loss to Detroit.

    The third baseman opened the scoring by taking Detroit starter Matt Manning deep in the second inning. Arenado is now 4-for-14 in his last four games after ending an 0-for-18 skid. For the season, he's slashing .267/.314/.502 with 14 homers, 48 RBI and 35 runs scored across 299 plate appearances.

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  • Trevor Story COL SS
    Rockies' Trevor Story: Goes yard twice
    7h ago

    Story went 2-for-4 with two home runs and three RBI Wednesday against the Mariners.

    Story went yard in both the fourth and eighth innings to record his first multi-homer game of the season. The effort brought his total on the campaign to eight, three of which have come in his last three games. To this point, Story has delivered an underwhelming .259/.332/.444 line across 262 plate appearances, though he's also chipped in a very valuable 13 stolen bases.

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  • Elvis Andrus OAK SS
    Athletics' Elvis Andrus: Burns old team
    12h ago

    Andrus went 3-for-5 with a two-run single, a double and a run in a win over the Rangers on Tuesday.

    The veteran shortstop did some damage to his old squad by authoring one of a trio of three-hit efforts for the Athletics. Andrus' absolutely dreadful start to the season is firmly behind him, as he now owns a .290/.347/.420 slash line with nine doubles, nine RBI, six walks, two steals and 10 runs across 19 June contests.

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  • Taylor Walls TB SS
    Rays' Taylor Walls: Pulled from Wednesday's lineup
    13h ago

    Walls was scratched from Wednesday's lineup against the Red Sox with right wrist soreness, Neil Solondz of the Rays Radio Network reports.

    Walls was penciled in to start and shortstop and bat eighth, but he's now absent from the starting nine due to the wrist issue. He's available off the bench, so the injury appears to be a minor concern. Brett Phillips entered the lineup in his place.

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  • Niko Goodrum DET SS
    Tigers' Niko Goodrum: Not ready for baseball activities
    13h ago

    Tigers manager A.J. Hinch said Tuesday that Goodrum (finger) has yet to resume baseball activities, Chris McCosky of The Detroit News reports.

    Goodrum recently left the team to witness the birth of his child in Atlanta, but Hinch indicated that the shortstop wouldn't have been ready to resume workouts this week anyway while he continues to deal with inflammation on his sprained left index finger. Harold Castro and Isaac Paredes are expected to split time at shortstop until Goodrum is activated from the 10-day injured list.

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  • Deven Marrero MIA SS
    Marlins' Deven Marrero: Stays in organization
    15h ago

    The Marlins outrighted Marrero to Triple-A Jacksonville on Monday.

    None of baseball's other 29 organizations put in a waiver claim for Marrero after he was designated for assignment over the weekend. Marrero will head back to Jacksonville, where he was batting .244 over 99 plate appearances before being called up to Miami on June 16.

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  • Ha-seong Kim SD SS
    Padres' Ha-Seong Kim: Hits key home run
    17h ago

    Kim (finger) slugged a pinch-hit solo home run Tuesday in the Padres' 3-2 win over the Dodgers.

    While batting for pitcher Blake Snell in the bottom of the fifth, Kim sent a Clayton Kershaw curveball over the left-field fence for his fifth home run of the season. The rookie infielder was removed from Monday's game with an injury to a finger on his right hand, but the Padres' decision to make him available off the bench a day later suggests the issue isn't anything especially worrisome.

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  • Chas McCormick HOU LF
    Astros' Chas McCormick: Goes deep in rout
    3h ago

    McCormick went 1-for-2 with a solo home run in Wednesday's win over the Orioles.

    McCormick didn't start the contest, but he was brought in to replace Yordan Alvarez with Houston ahead by 11 runs in the seventh. He padded the lead with a 395-foot solo shot in the eighth. McCormick's .231 average on the season isn't impressive, but he has nonetheless been productive with nine homers and 27 RBI across 134 plate appearances.

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  • Adolis Garcia TEX CF
    Rangers' Adolis Garcia: Goes yard twice
    5h ago

    Garcia went 2-for-4 with two solo home runs in a 5-3 win against Oakland on Wednesday.

    Continuing an extremely successful rookie season, Garcia homered 426 feet to center off James Kaprielian in the sixth and tagged reliever Cam Bedrosian in his next at-bat in the eighth for his 20th long ball of the season, one of six players to reach that mark thus far. While a low .308 on base is a bit concerning, Garcia's combination of power and speed (seven steals) easily makes up for it.

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  • Alex Dickerson SF LF
    Giants' Alex Dickerson: Three hits in win
    6h ago

    Dickerson went 3-for-5 with a double and two strikeouts in Wednesday's 9-3 extra-innings win over the Angels.

    The 31-year-old outfielder was productive at the plate in his first start since he was activated from the injured list. Dickerson served as the designated hitter for 12 innings before Wilmer Flores (hamstring) pinch hit for him in the 13th. Dickerson is now slashing .237/.303/.410 with six home runs, 22 RBI, 17 runs scored, a stolen base and four doubles through 152 plate appearances. He is expected to split time with Mike Tauchman in left field going forward, although both of them are left-handed batters.

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  • Taylor Trammell SEA CF
    Mariners' Taylor Trammell: Cranks sixth homer
    7h ago

    Trammell went 1-for-3 with a solo home run Wednesday against the Rockies.

    Trammell struck out in his other two at-bats, but he did manage to slug his sixth homer of the season in the sixth inning. It was his second long ball since being recalled June 1, though he's hit only .161 with four RBI and seven runs scored in that span. In order to improve his production, Trammell will have to improve upon his disastrous 41.4 percent strikeout rate.

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  • Mike Yastrzemski SF RF
    Giants' Mike Yastrzemski: Smacks 10th homer
    8h ago

    Yastrzemski went 1-for-7 with a solo home run and two runs scored Wednesday against the Angels.

    Yastrzemski accounted for the Giants' only run in the opening nine frames when he slugged his 10th home run of the season in the fifth inning. The performance continued his hot streak at the plate, as he now has four long balls in his last eight starts. In that same span, he's delivered 12 RBI and 11 runs scored. For the season, Yastrzemski is hitting .233/.333/.490 across 237 plate appearances.

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  • Mike Tauchman SF LF
    Giants' Mike Tauchman: Swats fourth homer
    8h ago

    Tauchman went 1-for-6 with a three-run home run Wednesday against the Angels.

    Tauchman entered the 13th inning having gone 0-for-5, though he delivered a game-sealing three-run homer to make his lone hit of the game count. He now has four long balls on the season, with this shot marking his second of June. Since Alex Dickerson returned from the injured list, Tauchman has been relegated to a reserve role when the Giants don't have the benefit of a designated hitter.

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  • Danny Duffy KC SP
    Royals' Danny Duffy: Goes two innings in return
    3h ago

    Duffy pitched two scoreless and hitless innings against the Yankees on Wednesday, allowing three walks and striking out four. He did not factor in the decision.

    The left-hander's return after missing over a month with a left forearm flexor strain was a mixed bag. On the plus side, the Yankees didn't get a hit off him, and Duffy notched four of his six outs via strikeout. However, the veteran hurler threw only half of his 42 pitches for strikes, tied a season high with three walks and managed to get through only two frames. He appeared to come out of the outing without suffering any setbacks, so he'll look to go deeper into the game in his next start, which is tentatively slated to take place at Boston early next week.

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  • Tom Eshelman BAL SP
    Orioles' Tom Eshelman: Hit hard by Houston
    3h ago

    Eshelman (0-1) suffered the loss against the Astros on Wednesday, pitching four innings and allowing six runs on eight hits and one walk while striking out one.

    Eshelman looked good in his first start of the season June 18, allowing only one run over 4.2 frames against Toronto. He couldn't replicate the performance Wednesday, as he surrendered three runs in the first inning and left after the fourth with a 6-0 deficit. The right-hander was unable to miss many bats in the start, registering only one strikeout and inducing only three swinging strikes. Given the injuries currently hampering the Orioles' rotation, Eshelman could get another start despite Wednesday's collapse. If he does, things won't get any easier -- he's tentatively scheduled to face the Astros again (this time in Houston) early next week.

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  • Jose Urquidy HOU SP
    Astros' Jose Urquidy: Cruises in blowout win
    3h ago

    Urquidy (6-3) earned the win over Baltimore on Wednesday, tossing seven scoreless innings and allowing three hits and one walk while striking out six.

    The right-hander didn't face much stress in the contest, as Houston staked him to a three-run lead after half an inning and a six-run lead through four frames. To his credit, Urquidy didn't let down his guard, throwing 69 of 84 pitches for strikes and allowing only one extra-base hit. He has completed exactly seven innings in each of his past three starts, posting a 19:3 K:BB and allowing only five runs over that span. HIs next outing is likely to be a rematch against the Orioles -- this time at home -- early next week.

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  • Trevor Bauer LAD SP
    Dodgers' Trevor Bauer: Six innings, 10 strikeouts
    4h ago

    Bauer threw six innings in Wednesday's 5-3 loss to San Diego, allowing three runs on five hits and four walks with 10 strikeouts. He didn't factor into the decision.

    Bauer tied his season high with four walks although none of them came back to hurt the righty as all three runs allowed came on solo homers - two in the first and one in the seventh. He's now gone over 100 pitches in four straight starts and is sporting a career high 11.4 K/9, though a 3.67 FIP compared to a 2.57 ERA indicates some decline may be ahead.

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  • Joe Musgrove SD SP
    Padres' Joe Musgrove: Solid in no-decision
    4h ago

    Musgrove got the no-decision in Wednesday's 5-3 win over the Dodgers, allowing two runs (one earned) on two hits and two walks with five strikeouts across six innings.

    Musgrove pitched extremely well outside of the fourth inning, when he allowed both runs and three of five total baserunners. While wins have been difficult to come by, Musgrove has gone eight straight starts allowing three runs or less and has lowered his ERA from 3.00 to 2.22 in that stretch to achieve a top-10 mark.

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  • James Kaprielian OAK SP
    Athletics' James Kaprielian: Quality start in no-decision
    5h ago

    Kaprielian pitched six innings in Wednesday's 5-3 loss to Texas, allowing two runs on five hits and two walks with four strikeouts. He didn't factor into the decision.

    After neither team scored through four innings, Kaprielian allowed a single run in both the fifth and sixth innings before being removed at just 82 pitches. Oakland scored three in the top of the seventh to put the rookie in line for the win, but Texas eventually rallied against the Athletics' bullpen. The six-inning start is encouraging as it was only Kaprielian's third in eight turns, though Manager Bob Melvin appears reluctant to let his young starter work deep into games as he's averaging less than 90 pitches per start.

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  • Aroldis Chapman NYY RP
    Yankees' Aroldis Chapman: Earns win after blowing save
    2h ago

    Chapman (5-2) blew the save but took the win against the Royals on Wednesday, pitching one inning and allowing two runs on three hits and two walks while striking out two.

    The flame-throwing closer couldn't protect a one-run ninth-inning lead, as he walked in the game-tying run after loading the bases and subsequently allowed the go-ahead run to score on a single. He avoided a loss and earned his fifth win, however, as a result of the Yankees responding with two runs in the bottom of the ninth. While Chapman ultimately came out on top, the rough outing continued a recent subpar seven-game stretch during which he has taken two blown saves while posting a 11.81 ERA and 3.19 WHIP across 5.1 frames.

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  • Michael King NYY RP
    Yankees' Michael King: Can't complete five frames
    3h ago

    King did not factor in the decision against Kansas City on Wednesday, pitching 4.2 innings and allowing two runs on three hits and three walks while striking out five.

    The right-hander fell behind early, surrendering a two-run homer to Ryan O'Hearn in the first inning. King bounced back over the following three frames, but he was pulled after loading the bases on a pair of walks (one intentional) and a hit-by-pitch in the fifth. He has completed five innings only once in five starts since joining the starting rotation May 30, compiling a 5.75 ERA, 1.52 WHIP and 16:10 K:BB over 20.1 innings during that span. His next appearance is tentatively scheduled for Monday at home against the Angels.

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  • Greg Holland KC RP
    Royals' Greg Holland: Blows save, takes loss
    3h ago

    Holland (2-3) was tagged with a loss and a blown save against the Yankees on Wednesday, allowing two runs on three hits while retiring only one batter (via strikeout).

    Holland was brought into the game in the ninth inning to protect a one-run lead but couldn't come through. He started off strong by striking out Aaron Judge before giving up a game-tying homer to Gary Sanchez. Holland walked off the mound with a loss two batters later following a single, a wild pitch and another single. He may currently be the Royals' top option for saves, but with four blown saves in nine chances this season, he isn't an especially reliable closer.

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    Dodgers' Blake Treinen: Surrenders two in loss
    3h ago

    Treinen (1-3) took the loss in a 5-3 defeat at the hands of San Diego, allowing two runs on two hits with a strikeout in one inning Wednesday.

    Treinen took over for starter Trevor Bauer in the seventh and retired three straight Padres but encountered trouble when he came back out for the eighth and allowed two hits before being removed. Victor Gonzalez entered and allowed both inherited runners to score which gave Treinen the loss. The earned runs snapped a five-inning scoreless stretch for Treinen that included five strikeouts with only two baserunners allowed. The veteran righty carries a 3.41 ERA and 1.21 WHIP moving forward.

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  • Mark Melancon SD RP
    Padres' Mark Melancon: Fourth save in five days
    4h ago

    Melancon secured the save in Wednesday's 5-3 win over the Dodgers, allowing a hit and walk in the ninth.

    After San Diego took a two-run lead in the bottom of the eighth, Melancon was called on to close out the game for the fourth time in five days. It wasn't the best performance as Los Angeles had runners on first and second with one out, but Melancon got Albert Pujols to line into a double play to close out the victory. The 36-year-old righty added save number 23 to his league-leading total though a 3.67 FIP compared to a 1.91 ERA suggests Melancon may not be able to sustain this level of performance.

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  • Yusmeiro Petit OAK RP
    Athletics' Yusmeiro Petit: Takes first loss
    5h ago

    Petit (7-1) took loss in Wednesday's 5-3 defeat by the Rangers, allowing two runs on three hits in one inning.

    Petit entered in the seventh to protect a 3-2 lead and immediately surrendered a home run, double and single to blow it. He'd been a key reliever up until Wednesday with seven wins, 12 holds and two saves and one poor outing likely won't change that.

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    Royals' Ryan O'Hearn: Goes deep again Wednesday
    2h ago

    O'Hearn went 2-for-5 with a two-run home run and an additional RBI in Wednesday's loss to the Yankees.

    O'Hearn staked the Royals to an early lead, clubbing a two-run homer to right field in the first inning. He added another RBI on an infield single that temporarily put Kansas City on top in the ninth frame. In two games since being called back up to the big club June 22, O'Hearn has gone 4-for-9 with a pair of homers and five RBI.

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  • Yordan Alvarez HOU DH
    Astros' Yordan Alvarez: Slugs solo homer
    3h ago

    Alvarez went 1-for-3 with a solo home run, an additional run scored and a walk in a 13-0 rout of Baltimore on Wednesday.

    Alvarez launched a 448-foot solo blast in the seventh inning to stake Houston to an eight-run lead. The long ball was his second in his past three games and 11th overall this season. Alvarez has driven in six runs over his past four contests.

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  • Shohei Ohtani LAA DH
    Angels' Shohei Ohtani: Strikes out nine
    8h ago

    Ohtani allowed one earned run on six hits and two walks while striking out nine across six innings Wednesday against the Giants. He did not factor into the decision.

    Ohtani dominated the Giants, with the only he surrendered coming on a solo home run by Mike Yastrzemski in the fifth frame. He also induced an impressive 21 swinging strikes on 105 total pitches to claim his fifth quality start in his last seven outings. Despite starting on the mound, Ohtani served as the team's designated hitter, though he went 0-for-3 with two strikeouts.

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  • Shohei Ohtani LAA DH
    Angels' Shohei Ohtani: Remains in lineup
    15h ago

    Ohtani will bat second in Wednesday's game against the Giants, Rhett Bollinger of MLB.com reports.

    Ohtani is serving as the starting pitcher in Wednesday's matchup, and the Angels will forgo the designated hitter, even with Justin Upton (back) out of the lineup. The two-way player has been hot at the plate recently, as he's hit .280 with six home runs, nine RBI, six runs, a stolen base and five walks across his last seven games as a hitter.

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  • Yermin Mercedes CHW DH
    White Sox's Yermin Mercedes: Sitting in NL park
    19h ago

    Mercedes remains out of the lineup for Wednesday's game against the Pirates.

    With no designated hitter available in Pittsburgh, Mercedes will remain on the bench for a second straight day. After a blazing first two months of the season, regression has come hard for Mercedes in June. Through 15 games this month, Mercedes is slashing .132/.179/.151 while striking out in a quarter of his plate appearances.

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  • J.D. Martinez BOS DH
    Red Sox's J.D. Martinez: Extends hit streak
    21h ago

    Martinez went 1-for-5 with a double and two RBI in Tuesday's 9-5 extra-innings win over the Rays.

    Martinez's two-run double in the third inning extended his hitting streak to 11 games. The slugger has an .818 OPS during the streak with six extra-base hits, seven RBI and eight runs scored. His .913 OPS in 2021 has allayed any concerns that may have surfaced following a sub-par 2020 when he posted a .680 OPS.

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