MLB Wednesday scores, highlights, news, updates: Britton's record save streak ends
Plus Hank Aaron weighs in on Colin Kaepernick, Trevor Rosenthal hits the DL, and more
Wednesday's slate of MLB action features 15 games, including two of the day-game variety. Keep it up here for all the day's scores and news.
Orioles 8, Athletics 7 in 12 (box score)
Giants 4, Brewers 2 (box score)
Pirates 1, Dodgers 0 (box score)
Phillies 8, Marlins 0 (box score)
Yankees 10, Tigers 2 (box score)
Mets 4, Diamondbacks 2 (box score)
Cubs 9, Reds 3 (box score)
Blue Jays 7, Rays 6 (box score)
Red Sox 6, Indians 1 (box score)
Mariners 9, Braves 6 (box score)
Astros 6, Nationals 1 (box score)
White Sox 4, Twins 3 (box score)
Royals 6, Rockies 4 (box score)
Cardinals 6, Padres 2 (box score)
Rangers 7, Angels 5 in 10 (box score)
Britton's streak is dashed
Here's a sentence you haven't read in a while: Orioles closer Zach Britton blew a save. Yes, really. He had reeled off an American League-record 60 consecutive saves prior to Wednesday afternoon, when he allowed the Athletics to score two runs on three hits and a walk.
Britton's shiny 2.88 ERA aside, he hasn't pitched as well this season as he had in previous years. His 1.58 strikeout-to-walk ratio is more befitting of his days as a starter, and he's allowed more than 10 hits per nine innings. He'd previously allowed seven hits per nine or fewer in each of the past three seasons. Add in Britton's arm troubles earlier in the year, and perhaps this was to be expected sooner than later.
Although Britton fell short of Eric Gagne's big-league record of 84, it was an impressive run nonetheless -- one that encompassed nearly two full years.
Unfortunately for the Orioles, more may be wrong with Britton than his inability to deliver a save.
Harrison dashes Hill's no-hit bid
Zimmermann tosses another stinker
Jordan Zimmermann's awful season continued on Wednesday night.
In a start against the Yankees, Zimmermann allowed nine hits and seven runs over five innings. He did not strike out a batter, yet yielded two home runs and a walk.
Along the way, Zimmermann made some dubious Tigers history:
On the season, Zimmermann now has a 6.11 ERA. He has three years and $74 million remaining on his contract after '17 ends.
- The Red Sox Rajai Davis. on Wednesday, acquiring A's outfielder
- The Cardinals lost RP Trevor Rosenthal to Tommy John surgery, so the rest of the bullpen .
- Brewers 3B Travis Shaw fouled a ball of his foot, but X-rays came back negative, the Journal Sentinel reports.
- Rockies OF Ian Desmond (calf) is slated to begin a rehab assignment Thursday, MLB.com reports.
- The Indians placed 2B Jason Kipnis on the disabled list with a hamstring injury.
- Hank Aaron thinks Colin Kaepernick .
- Justin Upton, Masahiro Tanaka, and others are .
- Albert Pujols .
- Tommy Lasorda .
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