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Tommy Hunter takes loss Wednesday
by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(1:11 am ET) Orioles pitcher Tommy Hunter was stuck with a loss Wednesday after surrendering two earned runs on two hits and three walks in 1 2/3 innings and striking out two in his team's 3-2 defeat against the Angels.

Hunter (2-2) made it through the seventh inning without issue before surrendering hits to the first two batters of the eighth, tying the score at 2-2. Hunter intentionally walked the following batter before unintentionally walking the batter after that. He was then removed, with the next pitcher also issuing a walk to bring in a run, which was charged to Hunter. He owns a 4.11 ERA and 27:11 K:BB ratio in 35 innings.


Huston Street earns first save with new team Wednesday
by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(1:08 am ET) Angels closer Huston Street picked up his 25th save Wednesday but his first with his new team, giving up no hits and no runs while striking out two and walking one in his team's 3-2 win over the Orioles.

Street had made two appearances since the trade but hadn't seen a save opportunity until Wednesday. He continues to have a fantastic season, owning a 1.03 ERA, 0.77 WHIP and 33:8 K:BB ratio in 35 innings.


Jered Weaver strikes out six in win vs. Orioles
by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(1:06 am ET) Angels pitcher Jered Weaver earned a win Wednesday, giving up two earned runs on six hits and eight innings while striking out six in his team's 3-2 victory over the Orioles.

Weaver (11-6) looked like he was going to be on the hook for the loss, but his offense was able to score two runs and take the lead for good in the bottom of the eighth. He owns a 3.36 ERA, 1.12 WHIP and 110:38 K:BB ratio in 139 1/3 innings. Weaver is slated to face the Orioles again Tuesday.


Chris Tillman tosses six one-run innings Wednesday
by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(1:05 am ET) Orioles pitcher Chris Tillman didn't factor into the decision Wednesday, giving up just one earned run on five hits and two walks in six innings and striking out three in his team's 3-2 loss to the Angels.

Tillman hasn't surrendered more than three earned runs in an outing since June 5, but he hasn't been able to score a win in July. The Angels were able to pick up a run in the first inning before Tillman held them scoreless over the next five frames. He owns a 3.92 ERA and 83:51 K:BB ratio in 131 innings. Tillman is scheduled to face the Angels again Tuesday.


Luis Valbuena hits sixth home run Wednesday
by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com
(12:44 am ET) Cubs infielder Luis Valbuena hit his sixth home run Wednesday against the Padres.

With two men on, Valbuena worked a two-pitch at-bat against Ian Kennedy in the fourth inning. On the second pitch, Valbuena belted a 76 mph curve out to right for a three-run shot. He finished 1 for 4, with one run scored and three RBI. 


Travis Snider goes yard Wednesday
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(12:29 am ET) Pirates outfielder Travis Snider went yard Wednesday against the Dodgers.

Snider struck in the second inning. On the first pitch of the at-bat, Snider belted an 85 mph cutter from Dan Haren out to right. Snider also singled and walked during the game. He finished 2 for 3, with three runs scored and one RBI. 


Brett Gardner clubs 10th home run Wednesday
by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com
(12:19 am ET) Yankees outfielder Brett Gardner hit a solo home run Wednesday against the Rangers.

Darvish worked a five-pitch at-bat from Yu Darvish in the third inning. On the final pitch, he hit a 90 mph fastball from Darvish out to right for the solo shot. The game lasted just five innings due to rain, so Gardner finished 1 for 2.


Jose Bautista adds his 18th home run Wednesday
by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com
(12:09 am ET) Blue Jays outfielder Jose Bautista hit his 18th home run Wednesday against the Red Sox.

Bautista waited until the ninth inning to hit his long-ball. He hammered the first pitch he saw from Andrew Miller out to left center for the solo shot. Bautista also hit a run-scoring double in the first inning. He finished 2 for 4, with two runs scored and two RBI. 


Dodgers to skip Dan Haren's next start
by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(12:07 am ET) The Dodgers will skip Dan Haren at least once through the rotation, ESPNLosAngeles.com reports.

Haren won't pitch again until at least Aug. 2, and he may not have a spot in the rotation by that point if the team brings in a starting pitcher before the trade deadline. He gave up five runs in five innings Wednesday and has lost four straight starts.


David Ortiz clubs three-run homer Wednesday
by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com
(12:04 am ET) Red Sox designated hitter David Ortiz clubbed a three-run homer Wednesday against the Blue Jays. 

Ortiz struck immediately. In his first at-bat of the game, Ortiz belted a 76 mph knuckleball out to right for a three-run shot. It was his only hit of the game. Ortiz finished 1 for 4, with one run scored and three RBI. 


 
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