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    • Tommy Milone SEA RP
      Mariners' Tommy Milone: Hit hard by Athletics
      9m ago

      Milone (1-4) allowed five earned runs on five hits and three walks while striking out two across 4.1 innings to take the loss Wednesday against the Athletics.

      Milone served up three home runs after entering the game in the third inning, working as the primary pitcher. His difficulty keeping the ball in the yard is nothing new, as he's now allowed 1.8 HR/9 and has managed to hold the opposition without a long ball in four of his 11 appearances for the season. Milone will likely work as the primary pitcher again in his next outing, set for Tuesday against Texas.

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    • Nicholas Castellanos DET RF
      Tigers' Nicholas Castellanos: Hits 10th home run
      9m ago

      Castellanos went 2-for-4 with a solo home run and two runs scored in Wednesday's 7-2 loss to the Indians.

      The home run was just the 10th of the season for Castellanos, who is on pace to fall short of 20 long balls for the first time since hitting 18 in 110 games in 2016. The 27-year-old has at least maintained a solid .283 batting average, but the dip in power has certainly been disappointing for fantasy owners.

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    • Starlin Castro MIA 2B
      Marlins' Starlin Castro: Breaks up no-hitter
      11m ago

      Castro went 2-for-4 with a home run, two RBI and a stolen base in Wednesday's 3-2 loss to the Padres.

      His solo shot to lead off the eighth inning broke up Chris Paddack's bid for a no-hitter, and Castro then drove in the Marlins' second run in the ninth with a single off Kirby Yates, after a couple of throwing errors had created a jam for the Padres closer. Castro extended his hitting streak to 11 games in the process, and he's slashing a lively .319/.331/.483 over his last 28 contests.

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    • Joe Jimenez DET RP
      Tigers' Joe Jimenez: Struggles mightily Wednesday
      15m ago

      Jimenez allowed four earned runs on four hits while retiring just a single batter in Wednesday's 7-2 loss to the Indians.

      Starter Spencer Turnbull kept the Tigers in the game, but Jimenez quickly let things unravel in the eighth inning. The 24-year-old was greeted by a Francisco Lindor solo home run, then allowed three straight hits after retiring his lone batter of the night. At 29-62, Detroit could very well trade incumbent closer Shane Greene soon, but Jimenez hasn't looked ready to inherit the role with his 5.66 ERA this season.

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    • Nick Wittgren CLE RP
      Indians' Nick Wittgren: Picks up second save
      16m ago

      Wittgren gave up one run on one hit and one walk while striking out three through 1.2 innings to record his second save in a 7-2 win over the Tigers on Wednesday.

      Wittgren gave up a solo home run in the eighth inning but settled down to deliver a scoreless ninth inning to nail down his second save. Wittgren has been great in July, posting a 2.95 ERA and only allowing a hit in two of his six appearances. Wittgren has a 4-0 record with a 3.19 ERA and a 9.6 K/9 through 33 appearances this season.

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    • Ramon Laureano OAK CF
      Athletics' Ramon Laureano: Collects three extra-base hits
      16m ago

      Laureano went 3-for-4 with two doubles, one home run, one RBI, and three runs scored Wednesday against the Mariners.

      Laureano delivered three extra-base hits to record his sixth multi-hit game in his last 10 starts. The performance was highlighted by a solo home run in the ninth inning, his 19th long ball of the season. After little power production to begin the season, Laureano is now slugging .500 across 377 plate appearances for the campaign.

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    • Austin Hedges SD C
      Padres' Austin Hedges: Swats seventh homer
      22m ago

      Hedges went 1-for-3 with a walk and a two-run home run in Wednesday's 3-2 win over the Marlins.

      His fourth-inning shot -- the catcher's first long ball in nearly two months -- gave the Padres a 3-0 lead, and Chris Paddack and the bullpen took it from there. Hedges is slashing only .187/.250/.325 through 62 games with seven homers and 25 RBI, and he'll continue losing playing time to Francisco Mejia if he can't supply more consistent offense.

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    • Kevan Smith LAA C
      Angels' Kevan Smith: Not starting Wednesday
      4h ago

      Smith is out of the lineup for Wednesday's game against the Astros.

      Smith started three of the last four games behind the plate but will take a seat Wednesday. Dustin Garneau starts at catcher while Jonathan Lucroy (concussion) remains sidelined.

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    • Curt Casali CIN C
      Reds' Curt Casali: Likely headed to IL
      5h ago

      Casali (knee) is expected to land on the 10-day injured list, Bobby Nightengale of The Cincinnati Enquirer reports.

      Casali exited Monday's series opener against the Cubs with right knee soreness, and while the backstop downplayed the severity of the issue, it turns out it will force him to miss at least 10 days. With Tucker Barnhart (oblique) and Kyle Farmer (head) also dealing with injuries, Juan Graterol should handle the majority of catching duties for the Reds.

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    • Cam Gallagher KC C
      Royals' Cam Gallagher: On bench Wednesday
      6h ago

      Gallagher will sit Wednesday against the White Sox.

      With Martin Maldonado traded to the Cubs, Gallagher is set to split time with Meibrys Viloria behind the plate. Gallagher would seem to behind ahead on the depth chart, as he was the one on the big-league roster since the start of the season, though the exact split remains to be seen. Neither catcher makes for a very appealing fantasy option.

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    • Francisco Mejia SD C
      Padres' Francisco Mejia: Not in lineup
      6h ago

      Mejia is not starting Wednesday against the Marlins.

      Mejia has moved into the clear starting role behind the plate in San Diego, starting four straight games prior to Wednesday's contest. He's hit a respectable .232/.306/.411 in 18 games since returning to the big leagues in mid-June. Austin Hedges takes over behind the plate Wednesday.

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    • Austin Barnes LAD C
      Dodgers' Austin Barnes: Retreats to bench
      7h ago

      Barnes is not starting Wednesday against the Phillies, Bill Plunkett of The Orange County Register reports.

      Barnes will take a seat for Wednesday's night contest with an afternoon game on tap for Thursday. In his place, Russell Martin is starting at catcher and hitting eighth.

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    • Albert Pujols LAA 1B
      Angels' Albert Pujols: Day off Wednesday
      4h ago

      Pujols is not in the lineup for Wednesday's game against the Astros.

      Pujols was on the bench for the first game out of the All-Star break, but he started the last four contests and went 6-for-16 with four runs scored, 10 RBI, a home run and two doubles. Matt Thaiss will start at first base and bat eighth Wednesday in his stead.

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    • Justin Bour LAA 1B
      Angels' Justin Bour: Sent to minors
      4h ago

      Bour was optioned to Triple-A Salt Lake on Wednesday.

      Bour will head back to the minors to free up a roster spot for Luke Bard, who was summoned from the minors in a corresponding move. The slugger showed some improvements at the plate during his most recent stint with the big club (.227/.271/.545 in 15 games), though he's still slashing just .183/.269/.387 on the season (160 plate appearances).

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    • Pete Alonso NYM 1B
      Mets' Pete Alonso: Goes deep
      4h ago

      Alonso went 1-for-6 with a home run, two RBI and two runs in a 14-4 victory against the Twins on Wednesday.

      The rookie continues to rack up the home runs, slugging three since July 4 and 31 overall this season. Alonso has 54 extra-base hits, leading to a .613 slugging percentage that ranked sixth in the majors coming into Wednesday. Alonso is batting .270 with 71 RBI, 59 runs and a stolen base in 344 at-bats this season, rendering him a lucrative fantasy asset in all formats.

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    • Paul Goldschmidt STL 1B
      Cardinals' Paul Goldschmidt: Posts 18th homer
      4h ago

      Goldschmidt went 1-for-3 with a three-run home run and walk during a 6-5 victory against the Pirates on Wednesday.

      It's a small sample, but the first baseman is 4-for-13 (.308) with two home runs and a double over the last four games. Goldschmidt is now on pace for another 30-homer season, but just barely. Moreover, he's batting only .251, particularly notable considering he hasn't hit below .290 since 2012. Goldschmidt has 18 home runs, 43 RBI and 56 runs in 351 at-bats overall this season.

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    • Brandon Dixon DET 1B
      Tigers' Brandon Dixon: Joins lineup
      5h ago

      Dixon is starting at first base and hitting seventh Wednesday against the Indians, Evan Woodbery of MLive.com reports.

      Dixon was originally slated to get the day off, but an injury to Niko Goodrum (finger) during batting practice forced the first baseman into action. Through nine games this month, Dixon is slashing .207/.303/.379 with one home run and five RBI.

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    • Mitch Moreland BOS 1B
      Red Sox's Mitch Moreland: Set to resume rehab
      6h ago

      Moreland (quadriceps) will begin a minor-league rehab assignment with Triple-A Pawtucket on Friday, Bill Koch of The Providence Journal reports.

      Moreland was pulled off his rehab assignment earlier in the month due to quadriceps tightness, but he's been cleared to resume minor-league action after taking a handful of days to rest and recovery. Seeing as the veteran first baseman has been on the shelf for more than a month, he'll likely need to complete multiple rehab games before being cleared to return from the injured list. Michael Chavis should continue to serve as Boston's primary first baseman in the meantime.

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    • Starlin Castro MIA 2B
      Marlins' Starlin Castro: Breaks up no-hitter
      11m ago

      Castro went 2-for-4 with a home run, two RBI and a stolen base in Wednesday's 3-2 loss to the Padres.

      His solo shot to lead off the eighth inning broke up Chris Paddack's bid for a no-hitter, and Castro then drove in the Marlins' second run in the ninth with a single off Kirby Yates, after a couple of throwing errors had created a jam for the Padres closer. Castro extended his hitting streak to 11 games in the process, and he's slashing a lively .319/.331/.483 over his last 28 contests.

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    • Addison Russell CHC 2B
      Cubs' Addison Russell: Goes deep in win
      24m ago

      Russell went 1-for-3 with a solo home run in Wednesday's 5-2 win over the Reds.

      It was Russell's sixth home run of the season and first since June 21, as he's lost playing time at second base recently to Robel Garcia. The Cubs also have Daniel Descalso and David Bote in the mix at the keystone, so Russell may be hard-pressed to build any momentum in the short term.

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    • Jurickson Profar OAK 2B
      Athletics' Jurickson Profar: Goes yard twice
      1h ago

      Profar went 2-for-3 with two home runs, four RBI and three runs scored Wednesday against the Mariners.

      Both of Profar's homers were two-run shots, his first coming in the second inning followed by a ninth inning blast. He now has 13 long balls on the season, including three in his last two starts. Other than the very recent onslaught of power, Profar has done little to inspire at the plate this season by hitting .216/.281/.402 across 328 plate appearances.

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    • Kyle Farmer CIN 2B
      Reds' Kyle Farmer: Possibly dealing with concussion
      5h ago

      Farmer will be re-evaluated for a concussion, Bobby Nightengale of The Cincinnati Enquirer reports.

      This helps explain why Farmer was removed from Wednesday's lineup. With Curt Casali (knee) and Tucker Barnhart (oblique) also both on the mend, look for Juan Graterol to serve as Cincinnati's primary backstop for the time being.

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    • Ryan Goins CHW 2B
      White Sox's Ryan Goins: Contract purchased by White Sox
      7h ago

      Goins' contract was selected by the White Sox on Wednesday.

      With a career .228/.274/.333 slash lin in parts of six seasons, Goins is unlikely to fill anything other than a bench role during his time with the White Sox. He'll start his first game with the team, however, batting ninth and playing shortstop Wednesday in Kansas City. Eloy Jimenez (elbow) landed on the 10-day injured list in a corresponding move.

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    • Derek Dietrich CIN 2B
      Reds' Derek Dietrich: Removed after getting plunked
      7h ago

      Dietrich was removed from Wednesday's game against the Cubs after getting hit by a pitch on the knee, Mark Gonzales of the Chicago Tribune reports.

      Dietrich was originally able to stay in the game after getting checked out by trainers, though he was replaced by a pinch runner (Phillip Ervin) after the next out. Per Bobby Nightengale of The Cincinnati Enquirer, the outfielder believes his injury is nothing more than a day-to-day issue. Look for his status for Thursday's series opener against the Cardinals to clear up after he's further evaluated.

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    • Kris Bryant CHC 3B
      Cubs' Kris Bryant: Crushes 20th homer
      2h ago

      Bryant went 2-for-3 with a solo home run, two runs scored and a walk in Wednesday's 5-2 win over the Reds.

      Bryant started the scoring Wednesday with his 412-foot shot to center field during the first inning, and he also came around to score on Jason Heyward's double in the seventh. The 27-year-old has returned to form this season with a .299/.408/.565 slash line, 20 home runs and 28 doubles in 91 games.

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    • Matt Chapman OAK 3B
      Athletics' Matt Chapman: Leaves with sore ankle
      6h ago

      Chapman left Wednesday's game against the Mariners with a sore left ankle.

      Chapman had fouled two pitches off his foot prior to leaving the game. The initial diagnosis of soreness suggests that Chapman isn't due for a lengthy absence, though it's possible the diagnosis changes after further tests. Chad Pinder and Jurickson Profar could fill in at third base if Chapman misses an extended period.

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    • Matt Chapman OAK 3B
      Athletics' Matt Chapman: Exits with possible injury
      6h ago

      Chapman was removed from Wednesday's game with an apparent injury, Martin Gallegos of MLB.com reports.

      The reason behind Chapman's removal is not yet known, though it's worth noting that the third baseman was walking gingerly after fouling a pair of pitches off his foot in the first inning. Chad Pinder took over at third base for Chapman prior to the third inning, with Robbie Grossman entering the lineup in left field.

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    • Justin Turner LAD 3B
      Dodgers' Justin Turner: Situated on bench
      7h ago

      Turner is not in the lineup Wednesday against the Phillies, Bill Plunkett of The Orange County Register reports.

      Turner has started all five games since the All-Star break, going 6-for-24 with a home run and four doubles in those contests. In his absence, Max Muncy is starting at third base and hitting second.

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    • Adrian Sanchez WAS 3B
      Nationals' Adrian Sanchez: Sent back to minors
      7h ago

      Sanchez was optioned to Double-A Harrisburg on Wednesday.

      Sanchez made just two appearances during his most recent stint with the big club, going 0-for-3 with a pair of strikeouts. He was sent to the minors to free up a roster spot for Wednesday's starter, Erick Fedde.

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    • Maikel Franco PHI 3B
      Phillies' Maikel Franco: Still sitting Wednesday
      8h ago

      Franco (groin) remains out of action Wednesday against the Dodgers.

      Scott Lauber of the Philadelphia Inquirer reported that Franco's off day Tuesday was as much about his failure to run out a groundball in Monday's contest as it was about the groin injury he suffered in that game, though the two are likely linked, as the injury was supposedly the reason for his lack of hustle. Regardless of the exact reasoning, Franco remains on the bench for Wednesday's contest, with Brad Miller again starting at third base.

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    • Niko Goodrum DET SS
      Tigers' Niko Goodrum: X-rays return negative
      3h ago

      Goodrum was diagnosed with a bruised right pinky finger after X-rays came back negative Wednesday, Chris McCosky of The Detroit News reports.

      Goodrum was scratched from the lineup after taking a groundball off his hand during batting practice, but he appears to have avoided a serious injury. The 27-year-old seems unlikely to be available off the bench Wednesday but it's unclear if he's expected to miss any additional time.

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    • Niko Goodrum DET SS
      Tigers' Niko Goodrum: Scratched from lineup
      5h ago

      Goodrum was scratched from Wednesday's lineup against the Indians with a right pinky injury, Evan Woodbery of MLive.com reports.

      Goodrum apparently suffered the injury after taking a groundball off his hand during batting practice. He should be considered day-to-day. Harold Castro is covering shortstop in his stead, while Brandon Dixon is starting at first base.

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    • Humberto Arteaga KC SS
      Royals' Humberto Arteaga: Back with big club
      7h ago

      Arteaga was recalled from Triple-A Omaha on Wednesday.

      Arteaga will take the roster spot of Adalberto Mondesi (shoulder), who was sent to the injured list Wednesday. The 25-year-old compiled a .237/.293/.263 slash line across 43 plate appearances with the Royals earlier in the season. He'll likley fill a utility role during his time in the majors.

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    • Adalberto Mondesi KC SS
      Royals' Adalberto Mondesi: Lands on injured list
      7h ago

      Mondesi was placed on the 10-day injured list with a left shoulder subluxation Wednesday.

      Mondesi suffered the injury after diving for a foul ball in Tuesday's game against the White Sox. It's not yet clear when the Royals expect him to return. Humberto Arteaga was recalled from Triple-A Omaha in a corresponding move.

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    • Jordy Mercer DET SS
      Tigers' Jordy Mercer: Not in Wednesday's lineup
      8h ago

      Mercer will not start Wednesday against Cleveland.

      Mercer has gone 4-for-14 with a pair of homers so far in the second half. Niko Goodrum takes over at shortstop in his absence.

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    • Gleyber Torres NYY SS
      Yankees' Gleyber Torres: Heads to bench
      8h ago

      Torres will be on the bench for Wednesday's game against the Rays.

      Torres gets his first day off of the second half. DJ LeMahieu slides over to second base in his absence, with Gio Urshela starting at third.

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    • Nicholas Castellanos DET RF
      Tigers' Nicholas Castellanos: Hits 10th home run
      9m ago

      Castellanos went 2-for-4 with a solo home run and two runs scored in Wednesday's 7-2 loss to the Indians.

      The home run was just the 10th of the season for Castellanos, who is on pace to fall short of 20 long balls for the first time since hitting 18 in 110 games in 2016. The 27-year-old has at least maintained a solid .283 batting average, but the dip in power has certainly been disappointing for fantasy owners.

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    • Ramon Laureano OAK CF
      Athletics' Ramon Laureano: Collects three extra-base hits
      16m ago

      Laureano went 3-for-4 with two doubles, one home run, one RBI, and three runs scored Wednesday against the Mariners.

      Laureano delivered three extra-base hits to record his sixth multi-hit game in his last 10 starts. The performance was highlighted by a solo home run in the ninth inning, his 19th long ball of the season. After little power production to begin the season, Laureano is now slugging .500 across 377 plate appearances for the campaign.

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    • Jarrod Dyson ARI CF
      Diamondbacks' Jarrod Dyson: Leaves with hamstring cramp
      24m ago

      Dyson was removed from Wednesday's game against the Rangers with a right hamstring cramp.

      Dyson looked to have the cramp occur while sliding into second base and exited the field with the athletic trainer. The 34-year-old went 3-for-5 with one run scored and one RBI prior to leaving the game. It appears to be a minor injury and he should be considered day-to-day.

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    • Chad Pinder OAK LF
      Athletics' Chad Pinder: Smacks eighth homer
      30m ago

      Pinder went 1-for-4 with a three-run home run Wednesday against the Mariners.

      Pinder took Tommy Milone deep in the sixth frame, his eighth homer of the season. It was just his second start since the All-Star break, though if Matt Champman (ankle) is forced to miss time, at-bats could open up at either the hot corner or in the outfield. Overall, Pinder is hitting .244/.288/.423 across 219 plate appearances on the season.

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    • Mark Canha OAK RF
      Athletics' Mark Canha: Clubs pair of homers
      39m ago

      Canha went 2-for-4 with two solo home runs Wednesday against the Mariners.

      Canha homered in consecutive plate appearances -- once in the fourth inning followed by another in the sixth frame. He now has 15 long balls on the season and has recorded multi-hit games in four of his five starts since the All-Star break. That's boosted his line to .254/.386/.558 across 223 plate appearances for the campaign. He should continue to see regular playing time so long as Stephen Piscotty (knee) remains sidelined.

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    • Ketel Marte ARI CF
      Diamondbacks' Ketel Marte: Early exit in blowout
      2h ago

      Marte was removed from Wednesday's game versus the Rangers after the top of the second inning due to a coach's decision, Zach Buchanan of The Athletic reports.

      The Diamondbacks exploded for 12 runs across the first two frames, prompting Marte's exit from the game. The 25-year-old went 1-for-2 with a run scored, an RBI, a double and a hit by pitch. Manager Torey Lovullo may just be giving his All-Star center fielder/second baseman some rest with a huge early lead.

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    • Trevor Richards MIA SP
      Marlins' Trevor Richards: Handed 11th loss
      18m ago

      Richards (3-11) took the loss Wednesday as the Marlins were downed 3-2 by the Padres, giving up three runs on eight hits and three walks over five innings while striking out five.

      The right-hander wasn't very efficient, throwing 54 of 90 pitches for strikes as he lost his fourth straight start and sixth straight decision. Richards will carry a 4.24 ERA and 93:48 K:BB through 104 innings into his next outing Monday, on the road against the White Sox.

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    • Mike Clevinger CLE SP
      Indians' Mike Clevinger: Dominant in win
      24m ago

      Clevinger (3-2) struck out 12 while allowing one run on six hits and one walk through six innings to take the win over the Tigers on Wednesday.

      Clevinger racked up 23 swinging strikes and tied a career high with 12 strikeouts in the dominant effort. The right-hander has gets more swinging strikes on his fastball than any other MLB pitcher, but he was able to generate 16 whiffs on his breaking pitches, including 14 on the slider. The 28-year-old has a 3-2 record with a 3.57 ERA and a 14.8 K/9 through seven starts this season. Clevinger will make his next start Monday against the Blue Jays at the Rogers Centre.

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    • Chris Paddack SD SP
      Padres' Chris Paddack: Flirts with no-hitter
      35m ago

      Paddack (6-4) picked up the win in Wednesday's 3-2 victory over the Marlins, allowing one run on one hit and one walk over 7.2 innings while striking out eight.

      The rookie flirted with history in his first career start against the organization that traded him for Fernando Rodney in 2016, losing a perfect game on a throwing error in the sixth but still maintaining a no-hitter through seven until Starlin Castro led off the eighth inning with a solo shot. Paddack now sports a 2.70 ERA and 95:19 K:BB through 90 innings.

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    • Spencer Turnbull DET SP
      Tigers' Spencer Turnbull: Posts quality start in loss
      36m ago

      Turnbull (3-9) gave up three runs on six hits and one walk while striking out three through six innings to take the loss against the Indians on Wednesday.

      Turnbull gave up two runs in the third inning but limited the damage until he gave up a leadoff double in the seventh inning that ended his outing. This was a welcome sight for Turnbull as he hadn't delivered a quality start since June 11. The 26-year-old has a 3.65 ERA with an 8 K/9 and a 3.5 BB/9 through 19 starts this season. Turnbull will make his next start Tuesday against the Phillies at Comerica Park.

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    • Jon Gray COL SP
      Rockies' Jon Gray: Falters against Giants
      1h ago

      Gray (9-7) took the loss Wednesday versus the Giants after allowing six runs on 11 hits over 5.1 innings. He struck out three and walked three.

      Gray ran into trouble early with a three-run first inning and struggled again across the fifth and sixth innings. It's the first time the 27-year-old allowed more than three runs in a start since June 13. Gray has a 4.11 ERA, 1.39 WHIP and 124:45 K:BB through 120.1 innings and lines up to pitch at Washington next week.

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    • Homer Bailey OAK SP
      Athletics' Homer Bailey: Turns in strong start
      1h ago

      Bailey (8-6) allowed two earned runs on seven hits and no walks while striking out six across six innings to earn the win Wednesday against the Mariners.

      Bailey turned in a strong start in his Athletics debut, allowing no home runs while also surrendering no free passes. His only real trouble came in the second inning when he allowed both of his earned runs, though he conceded only two hits in his remaining four innings of work. Bailey generated 24 combined swinging and called strikes, a strong tally for 87 total pitches. He'll look to build on this strong debut in his next start, currently scheduled for Tuesday at Houston.

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    • Tommy Milone SEA RP
      Mariners' Tommy Milone: Hit hard by Athletics
      9m ago

      Milone (1-4) allowed five earned runs on five hits and three walks while striking out two across 4.1 innings to take the loss Wednesday against the Athletics.

      Milone served up three home runs after entering the game in the third inning, working as the primary pitcher. His difficulty keeping the ball in the yard is nothing new, as he's now allowed 1.8 HR/9 and has managed to hold the opposition without a long ball in four of his 11 appearances for the season. Milone will likely work as the primary pitcher again in his next outing, set for Tuesday against Texas.

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    • Joe Jimenez DET RP
      Tigers' Joe Jimenez: Struggles mightily Wednesday
      15m ago

      Jimenez allowed four earned runs on four hits while retiring just a single batter in Wednesday's 7-2 loss to the Indians.

      Starter Spencer Turnbull kept the Tigers in the game, but Jimenez quickly let things unravel in the eighth inning. The 24-year-old was greeted by a Francisco Lindor solo home run, then allowed three straight hits after retiring his lone batter of the night. At 29-62, Detroit could very well trade incumbent closer Shane Greene soon, but Jimenez hasn't looked ready to inherit the role with his 5.66 ERA this season.

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    • Nick Wittgren CLE RP
      Indians' Nick Wittgren: Picks up second save
      16m ago

      Wittgren gave up one run on one hit and one walk while striking out three through 1.2 innings to record his second save in a 7-2 win over the Tigers on Wednesday.

      Wittgren gave up a solo home run in the eighth inning but settled down to deliver a scoreless ninth inning to nail down his second save. Wittgren has been great in July, posting a 2.95 ERA and only allowing a hit in two of his six appearances. Wittgren has a 4-0 record with a 3.19 ERA and a 9.6 K/9 through 33 appearances this season.

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    • Kirby Yates SD RP
      Padres' Kirby Yates: Picks up 31st save
      32m ago

      Yates struck out the side in the ninth inning but gave up an unearned run on one hit to record his 31st save of the season in Wednesday's 3-2 win over the Marlins.

      The 32-year-old continues to dazzle in his first full season as a closer. Yates now sports a 1.07 ERA and 67:9 K:BB through 42 innings on the year while converting 31 of his 33 save opportunities.

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    • Mark Melancon SF RP
      Giants' Mark Melancon: Records one-out save
      1h ago

      Melancon recorded the final out of Wednesday's 11-8 win at Colorado to earn the save.

      The Giants entered the ninth inning with a six-run lead, but Melancon had to be called upon to secure the final out with the tying run on deck. Closer Will Smith pitched the previous two days and allowed three runs Tuesday, allowing Melancon the chance to earn his first save of the year. The 34-year-old has a 4.02 ERA, 1.56 WHIP and 37:16 K:BB through 40.1 innings this season.

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    • Craig Kimbrel CHC RP
      Cubs' Craig Kimbrel: Notches fourth save
      2h ago

      Kimbrel had two strikeouts and didn't allow a baserunner during the ninth inning to earn the save Wednesday against the Reds.

      Kimbrel delivered a ninth inning with no drama Wednesday as he needed only 12 pitches to retire the side in order. The 31-year-old has allowed five runs through his first 6.2 innings with the Cubs, but he appears to be settling in with four straight scoreless outings.

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    • Yordan Alvarez HOU DH
      Astros' Yordan Alvarez: Knee remains bothersome
      33m ago

      Manager AJ Hinch said Wednesday that Alvarez isn't completely recovered from the left knee injury he sustained at the end of June, Chandler Rome of the Houston Chronicle reports.

      Alvarez missed only a couple games before returning to the lineup as the designated hitter -- though he did sit two games in an NL park -- but he's apparently still battling the knee issue. The 22-year-old is out of the lineup Wednesday, but Hinch indicated it's just a scheduled off day. It seems as though the young slugger will continue to play through the injury, but Hinch said he may require "a day off here and there" to help manage things.

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      Alvarez is not in the lineup for Wednesday's game versus the Angels, Chandler Rome of the Houston Chronicle reports.

      Alvarez delivered a two-homer game in his second game out of the All-Star break, but since that point he is 3-for-19 with seven strikeouts. Michael Brantley will serve as the designated hitter Wednesday while Josh Reddick, Jake Marisnick and George Springer start in the outfield.

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      White Sox's AJ Reed: Sits against southpaw
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      Reed is not starting Wednesday against lefty Danny Duffy and the Royals.

      Reed appears to be in a platoon role, starting against four righties and sitting against two lefties since joining the White Sox. He's gone 3-for-13 at the plate so far. Welington Castillo will be the designated hitter in his absence.

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      Athletics' Khris Davis: Temporarily dropped in order
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      Davis was dropped to sixth in the batting order Wednesday, though he's expected to return to the cleanup spot soon, Martin Gallegos of MLB.com reports.

      Davis had exclusively hit cleanup this season prior to Wednesday's contest and hasn't hit lower than fourth since 2016. The Athletics are looking to give him a change of scenery, as he's recording a disappointing .232/.302/.419 slash line on the season. The move is reportedly temporary, though he'll likely have to show significant improvement to return to his customary role.

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    • Austin Meadows TB DH
      Rays' Austin Meadows: Heating back up in July
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      Meadows, who went 1-for-4 with a solo home run in a loss to the Yankees on Tuesday, is 8-for-23 with two doubles, two homers and three RBI during his current seven-game hitting streak.

      The productive stretch is a much-needed one for the first-time All-Star, whose .206 showing during June caused his season average to tumble 63 points down to .291. Meadows appears to be well on his way to righting the ship, although it's worth noting consistent contact is an ongoing challenge; factoring in his three strikeouts Tuesday, Meadows has a 25.7 percent whiff rate across his first 35 plate appearances in July.

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      Mariners' Daniel Vogelbach: Not in starting nine
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      Vogelbach is not starting Wednesday against Oakland, Greg Johns of MLB.com reports.

      Vogelbach has gone 2-for-12 so far in the second half. Tim Beckham will play first base, with Omar Narvaez serving as the designated hitter.

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