A's 3B Brett Lawrie busts out with four hits, four RBI on Wednesday
In the fifth inning, Lawrie brought his team to with a run when he ripped an RBI double to make the score 3-2. In the seventh, he chipped in a two-run single to give the A's a 4-3 lead. And he capped off his night by launching a solo home run, his ninth of the year, in the ninth inning. It was too little too late however, as the Dodgers held on for the 10-7 win.
This was the first four-hit game and third four-RBI game of Lawrie's career. The strong showing at the dish gives Lawrie a .268 batting average over his last 10 games.
Dodgers RF Yasiel Puig hits seventh home run in win Wednesday
He also had an RBI single in the Dodgers' five-run eighth inning, as the team rallied from behind to claim the victory.
Puig has three home runs over his last eight games, but he has just one other hit in 24 at-bats over that stretch.
Rangers SP Colby Lewis quiets Yankees' bats in 5-2 win
Lewis (11-4, 4.42 ERA) gave up a solo home run to Carlos Beltran in the second inning before allowing another run to score in the seventh. Otherwise, Lewis was on top of his game against a tough lineup.
Since Lewis had a 10-run explosion on July 5, he has allowed a total of nine runs over 28 innings in his last four starts.
A's SP Jesse Chavez goes five innings in no-decision Wednesday
The big blow against Chavez came on a two-run home run by Yasiel Puig in the fourth inning, which gave the Dodgers a 3-1 lead at the time. Chavez left the game trailing 3-2. And although the A's rallied for four runs in the top of the seventh, the Dodgers countered with five of their own in the bottom half.
The month of July was not very kind to Chavez, who finishes the month 1-3 with a 5.34 ERA over five starts.
Dodgers SP Mike Bolsinger goes five innings in impromptu start
Thrown into the start at the last minute,
Bolsinger would not factor in the decision however, as the Dodgers won the game 10-7 in the late innings. Bolsinger left the game leading 3-2, but the bullpen allowed four runs to score in the seventh. The Dodgers would counter with five in their half of the inning, en route to the victory.
Bolsinger finishes the month of July with a 1-1 record and a 3.00 ERA in five starts.
Report: Dodgers, Marlins, Braves working on three-team deal
In return, the Braves would receive prospect
The Marlins are also sending right-hander
None of the three teams have officially announced the deal as of yet.
Pirates acquire veteran SP Joe Blanton from Royals
Blandon had been designated for assignment by the Royals on Monday, shortly after they acquired starter Johhny Cueto. Blanton was 2-2 with two saves and a 3.89 ERA in 15 games with the Royals this season.
Red Sox 1B Mike Napoli homers, doubles in loss on Wednesday
Napoli's seventh-inning home run, his 12th of the year, gave the Red Sox their second run of the game of Jose Quintana.
After going through some rough times, Napoli is starting to show some signs of life at the plate. Over his last 10 games, Napoli is batting .364 (12 for 33) with two home runs and seven RBI.
White Sox CF Adam Eaton stays hot at the plate on Wednesday
Eaton led off the game with his ninth home run of the season. He also singled twice, drove in two runs and scored a pair, finishing the game 3 for 6.
Eaton is batting .366 with two home runs and six RBI over his last 10 games.
Report: Mets' concerns over Carlos Gomez's medicals nixes trade
Sources tell FoxSports.com that the Mets had concerns over Gomez's medical records, and decided not to follow through on the proposed deal, which would have sent
Gomez spent time on the disabled list earlier this season with a hip injury, but he has played all but one game since June 23. However, it seems the Mets' staff did not like what they saw in the medical report.
There had been thought that the Brewers saw something in Wheeler's medical charts, as he had Tommy John surgery in March. But reports are saying it's Gomez's injury history that has nixed the deal.
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