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1Mike Fiers, MIL, RP60
2Tsuyoshi Wada, CHC, SP28
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4Avisail Garcia, CHW, RF23
5Norichika Aoki, KC, RF19
6Jason Vargas, KC, SP18
7Kyle Hendricks, CHC, SP18
8Justin Masterson, STL, SP15
9Matt Shoemaker, LAA, SP14
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2Carlos Gonzalez, COL, LF-27
3Jesse Hahn, SD, SP-21
4Jed Lowrie, OAK, SS-15
5Charlie Morton, PIT, SP-14
6J.P. Arencibia, TEX, C-14
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Clay Buchholz struggles against Angels
by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com
(11:01 pm ET) Red Sox pitcher Clay Buchholz struggled Wednesday against the Angels.

Buchholz allowed six runs on seven hits over six innings of work. He struck out five and walked two during the outing. Things started out well, as Buchholz tossed three scoreless innings to open the game, but he seemed to tire as things progressed. The Angels were able to scratch one run across in the fourth inning, but really broke things open in the fifth. Buchholz loaded the bases with no outs. He then proceeded to give up a run in each of the next five at-bats. Porcello walked in one run, gave up two run-scoring singles and allowed two sac flies. He came back out for the sixth, and was able to get through the inning without giving up any more runs.

With the loss, Buchholz dropped to 5-8. He’ll take on the Blue Jays in his next start. 


Wei-Yin Chen picks up a win
by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com
(10:59 pm ET) Orioles pitcher Wei-Yin Chen picked up a win Wednesday against the White Sox.

Chen allowed three runs on six hits over 7 1/3 innings of work. He struck out seven and walked one during the outing. Chen was tagged for two runs early, but managed to settle in. In the first inning, he gave up a two-run blast to Avisail Garcia, giving him the early deficit. He managed to toss five scoreless innings before surrendering a third run in the sixth. 

The Orioles managed to battle back during the start, giving Chen the win. With the win, he improved to 13-4. He'll take on the Rays in his next start.


Hyun-Jin Ryu not expected to need rehab assignment
by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(10:57 pm ET) Dodgers pitcher Hyun-Jin Ryu is not expected to go on a rehab assignment before returning from the disabled list, MLB.com reports.

"He'll eventually get on a mound, but I haven't heard any talk about that," manager Don Mattingly said Wednesday. "He just started playing catch. He's got some time. We're not going to push him."

Ryu played catch for the second straight day Wednesday. He is working his way back from a strained right gluteus.


Home runs sink Hector Noesi
by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com
(10:54 pm ET) White Sox pitcher Hector Noesi had a tough start Wednesday against the Orioles.

Noesi gave up four runs on seven hits over seven innings of work. He struck out eight and did not issue any walks. As usual, home runs played a big role in Noesi’s downfall. Both Steve Pearce and Nelson Cruz went deep in the fourth inning, driving in three runs. Adam Jones then struck in the sixth, picking up a solo homer. All four of the runs scored against Noesi came on home runs. Noesi threw 111 pitches during the outing.

With the loss, Noesi dropped to 7-9. He’ll take on the Indians in his next start. 


Scott Feldman turns in strong start Wednesday
by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com
(10:49 pm ET) Astros pitcher Scott Feldman turned in a strong start Wednesday against the Yankees.

Feldman allowed two runs on eight hits over 6 2/3 innings during the start. He struck out seven and walked two. The Yankees were able to get to Feldman in two consecutive innings. Stephen Drew started the scoring with a solo home run in the fourth. The team was able to string together a few hits against Feldman in the fifth. Ichiro Suzuki led off the inning with a single, and stole second. He scored on a single by Jacoby Ellsbury. Feldman was able to pitch into the eighth inning before he was replaced.

With the win, Feldman improved to 7-9. He’ll take on the Athletics in his next start. 


Michael Pineda can't win Wednesday
by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com
(10:48 pm ET) Yankees pitcher Michael Pineda tossed a strong start Wednesday against the Rays. 

Pineda allowed two runs on four hits over six innings. He struck out three and walked one during the outing. Pineda was able to get through the first three innings without giving up a hit or a walk. That wasn’t the case in the fourth. Robbie Grossman started off the inning with a single. He advanced to second on a sac bunt. With two outs, Dexter Fowler hit a run-scoring double. Pineda was able to get through the rest of the inning without giving up any more runs. Pineda came out to start the seventh inning, but was pulled after issuing a walk. That run would come around to score, and was charged to Pineda. He threw 89 pitches.

The Astros managed to mount a comeback, giving him a no-decision. He’ll take on the Royals in his next start. 


Ender Inciarte smacks third home run Wednesday
by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(10:38 pm ET) Diamondbacks outfielder Ender Inciarte went 2 for 4 with a two-run home run in his team's 3-2 loss to the Nationals Wednesday.

Arizona couldn't get any offense going through seven innings and entered the eighth down 2-0, but Inciarte came through with his first home run since Aug. 1. He owns a .265/.301/.338 line with three home runs, 16 RBI and nine stolen bases in 275 at-bats.


Rafael Soriano picks up win vs. Diamondbacks
by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(10:35 pm ET) Nationals closer Rafael Soriano earned a win Wednesday, pitching a 1-2-3 ninth inning and striking out one in his team's 3-2 victory over the Diamondbacks.

Soriano (3-1) induced two fly balls for outs before striking out the last batter in the top of the ninth. He then watched the offense score a walkoff win with three singles in the bottom half of the inning. Soriano owns a 2.54 ERA and 46:15 K:BB ratio in 49 2/3 innings.


Evan Marshall takes loss vs. Nationals
by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(10:33 pm ET) Diamondbacks pitcher Evan Marshall was stuck with a loss Wednesday, giving up one earned run on three hits and striking out one in a 3-2, walkoff Nationals win.

Marshall (4-3) surrendered a single to open up the bottom of the ninth but managed to strike out the next batter. That would be his only out recorded, as each of the next two batters also singled to push the winning run across the plate. Marshall owns a 3.16 ERA and 41:13 K:BB ratio in 37 innings.


Tanner Roark tosses seven scoreless innings Wednesday
by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(10:25 pm ET) Nationals pitcher Tanner Roark didn't factor into the decision Wednesday despite giving up just five hits and one walk in seven scoreless innings while striking out two in his team's 3-2 victory over the Diamondbacks.

Roark watched his lead evaporate in the eighth inning, when the Diamondbacks clubbed a two-run home run to even the game. He owns a 2.80 ERA and 118:36 K:BB ratio in 160 2/3 innings. Roark's next test will come Monday against the Phillies.


 
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Which of these third basemen would you want on your teams for the second half?

Nolan Arenado, Rockies
17%
Manny Machado, Orioles
25%
Todd Frazier, Reds
33%
Martin Prado, Diamondbacks
4%
Kyle Seager, Mariners
17%
Pedro Alvarez, Pirates
4%

Total Votes: 3,689


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