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Andrew Marchand ESPN Senior Writer 

For the second time today, the Mariners have shown rookie sensation Gary Sanchez the ultimate respect. In the ninth, Seattle chose to intentionally walk Sanchez to load the bases with no outs and the Yankees up four runs. In the seventh, Seattle intentionally walked Sanchez to put runners on first and second for Mark Teixeira. Teixeira knocked an RBI single then. In the ninth, he struck out.

Another brawny day for Braun

Ryan Braun homered twice Wednesday afternoon against the Rockies in the Brewers' 7-1 win at Miller Park.

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Gary Sanchez homers again

The Yankees rookie hit his ninth home run on Wednesday against the Mariners. That moves him up the list of homers hit by big league newcomers.

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Adam Rubin ESPN Staff Writer 

Yoenis Cespedes said his intention is to remain with the Mets for the full three years, but that has not been resolved and he'll leave it to his agents at the end of the season.

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Jesse Rogers ESPN Staff Writer 

After giving up 2 runs over 6 innings Cubs starter Kyle Hendricks has gone 17 straight starts giving up 3 or fewer runs. That's the longest streak in baseball and tied for second longest since the beginning of last year. Only teammate Jake Arrieta had a longer stretch. (29 starts).

Adam Rubin ESPN Staff Writer 

Yoenis Cespedes said he may have appeared gimpy during Tuesday's game because of a heel issue that comes and goes ever since his days in Cuba. His quadriceps is fine, he said.

Mark Saxon ESPN Staff Writer 

Mike Matheny discussed moving Matt Carpenter back to his customary leadoff spot, where he has produced far better numbers (.880 career OPS vs. .663 OPS) than as a No. 3 hitter:

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Adam Rubin ESPN Staff Writer 

Jon Niese is expected to have surgery for his left knee injury, according to Terry Collins. Niese landed on the disabled list. Robert Gsellman will start on Sunday against the Phillies.

Adam Rubin ESPN Staff Writer 

Terry Collins confirmed that Neil Walker will remain on paternity leave for the entire Cardinals series. Walker plans to rejoin the Mets on Friday at Citi Field. He welcomed a newborn daughter on Tuesday morning in Pittsburgh.

Adam Rubin ESPN Staff Writer 

Here is the Cardinals lineup for Wednesday's 8:15 p.m. ET game against the Mets.

Adam Rubin ESPN Staff Writer 

Here is the Mets lineup for Wednesday's 8:15 ET game against the Cardinals at Busch Stadium.

Katie Strang ESPN.com 

The Tigers are planning to send a scout to watch Tim Tebow's workout, slated to take place next week in Los Angeles. Like many of the teams attending, the Tigers view this as doing their due diligence, though genuine interest is believed to be minimal. Asked three different (non-Tigers) scouts what they thought of the former Heisman Trophy winner's chances at a legitimate MLB bid. All three seemed extremely skeptical he was capable of playing at big-league level.