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Ubaldo Jimenez will make next rehab start for Triple-A team
by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(4:36 pm ET) Orioles starting pitcher Ubaldo Jimenez (ankle) will make a rehab start for Triple-A Norfolk on Sunday or Monday. The Orioles are finalizing the plan for Jimenez's second rehab start.

Didi Gregorius stays hot with two-run blast in Cincinnati
by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com
(4:35 pm ET) Diamondbacks shortstop Didi Gregorius remained on his most impressive run of the season Wednesday in Cincinnati.

Gregorius gave his team a 5-1 lead with his fourth homer, a two-run blast in the ninth inning. He also singled and stole a base.

The second-year player has nine hits in his last 23 at-bats with two home runs.


Red-hot Daniel Murphy homers in blowout win
by Chris Towers | CBSSports.com
(4:31 pm ET) Mets infielder Daniel Murphy continued to hit the ball hard Wednesday, in an 11-2 win over the Phillies.

Murphy led the offensive charge in the blowout win, as he put the Mets up for good with a three-run home run in the fifth inning. He finished the game 3 for 5 with two runs scored overall.

Murphy has picked up multiple hits in five of the last six games, and is hitting 12 for 25 in that span. He has eight home runs and 42 RBI in 105 games on the season. 


Astros could be active at trade deadline
by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(4:30 pm ET) The Astros are looking to trade DH Chris Carter, according to the New York Post. Carter is batting .212 with 111 strikeouts in 92 games, but he has 21 homers and is slugging .474.

The Post reports the Astros would also be willing to listen to trade offers for starting pitchers Jarred Cosart, Dallas Keuchel and Collin McHugh.


Devin Mesoraco hits too-little, too-late tater in loss to Arizona
by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com
(4:29 pm ET) Catcher Devin Mesoraco did hit part in vain to try to lead the Reds to victory Wednesday against visiting Arizona.

Mesoraco blasted a three-run homer in the ninth inning off Diamondbacks closer Addison Reed to cut the deficit to 5-4. He had already singled in improving his stat line to .295/.367/.589. His 18 home runs leads all major league catchers.


Big inning dooms Kyle Kendrick vs. Mets
by Chris Towers | CBSSports.com
(4:27 pm ET) Phillies pitcher Kyle Kendrick ran out of steam Wednesday, in an 11-2 loss to the Mets.

Kendrick threw the ball well for much of the outing, but the Mets got to him in the fifth for four runs. He ended up charged with four runs on seven hits and two walks over six innings, while striking out four batters on 98 pitches in the loss.

Kendrick fell to 5-11 with the loss, his third in four starts. His ERA rose to 4.92 in 137 1/3 innings, a mark he will try to lower when he takes on the Astros Tuesday. 


James Paxton ready to rejoin rotation
by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(4:27 pm ET) Mariners starting pitcher James Paxton (lat) declared himself ready to return to the rotation after throwing a 45-pitch bullpen session Wednesday. Paxton is on track to rejoin the rotation Saturday against the Orioles, but no official starter has been named yet.

"In my mind, I'm ready to compete," he said.


Wade Miley plays Houdini in defeat of Reds
by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com
(4:25 pm ET) Diamondbacks left-hander Wade Miley bounced back from a dud in his last start with a fine outing Wednesday in Cincinnati.

Miley worked his way in and out of jams to pitch 6 1/3 shutout innings despite allowing seven hits and four walks. He struck out only one.

The Reds went out in order just once against Miley. They put two runners on base in the first, third, fourth, sixth and seventh innings, but could not cross the plate.

Miley, who has five quality starts in his last six outings to raise his record to 7-7 and lower his ERA to a season-best 4.14, is set to pitch again Tuesday against Kansas City.


Jon Lester's situation is 'status quo' for time being
by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(4:24 pm ET) Red Sox manager John Farrell said he is treating Jon Lester's situation as "status quo," according to WEEI.com. Lester is scheduled to throw a bullpen Friday and slated to start Sunday against the Yankees.

Lester was scratched from his start Wednesday against the Blue Jays as he is being mentioned heavily in trade rumors and could be dealt before Thursday's non-waiver deadline.


Zack Wheeler gets plenty of support for third straight win
by Chris Towers | CBSSports.com
(4:22 pm ET) Mets pitcher Zack Wheeler continued his solid run Wednesday, in an 11-2 win over the Phillies.

Wheeler racked up big pitch counts earlier and actually fell behind 1-0 in the fifth inning, but the offense picked him up in a big way. Wheeler ended up allowed two runs on seven hits over 6 2/3 innings, with four strikeouts and two walks on 112 pitches as he cruised to victory.

Wheeler has won three straight decisions, and has not lost in six starts, as he improved his record to 6-8. He has a 3.60 ERA heading into his next start, set for Tuesday against the Nationals. 


 
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