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Homer-happy Lucas Duda goes deep again
by Chris Towers | CBSSports.com
(4:45 pm ET) Mets first baseman Lucas Duda's power surge continued Wednesday, as he went deep again in an 11-2 win over the Phillies.

Duda went 2 for 5 in the game, with a two-run home run in the eighth inning to cap off the scoring. He added an RBI single in the seventh, while he struck out once and scored twice.

Duda has homered five times in the last eight games, and now ranks sixth in the National League with 19 for the season. He is hitting .262/.358/.506 in 324 at-bats.  


Nate Jones done for year after having Tommy John surgery
by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(4:42 pm ET) White Sox reliever Nate Jones was originally sidelined because of a back injury. He will now miss the rest of the season and much longer after undergoing Tommy John surgery Tuesday, the team announced Wednesday.

Jones suffered a torn UCL while he was ramping up activity in his recovery from his back injury. The elbow surgery was performed by Dr. James Andrews.


Indians shuffle rotation for weekend series against Rangers
by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com
(4:40 pm ET) The Indians have altered their rotation for the weekend series against visiting Texas. The trade of Justin Masterson, who was slated to pitch Friday, has pushed Danny Salazar into the role that night.

Following Salazar to the mound will be left-hander T.J. House on Saturday and Trevor Bauer on Sunday. House had been sent down to Triple-A Columbus last week after managing just three quality starts in nine outings and compiling a 4.50 ERA.


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.


 
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