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Jerry Crasnick ESPN Senior Writer 

Dallas Keuchel on his return to the Astros' rotation Friday: "It's exciting, for sure."

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Scott Lauber ESPN Staff Writer 

Still no Red Sox move to create spot for Eduardo Nunez, but Rafael Devers has to stay, right? "He hasn't hurt his cause by any means with what he's done in a very short look," manager John Farrell said. "We've talked quite a bit recently about the need to get offense, and today is a display of what he's capable of doing. So, he's taking care of what he can on his end."

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José Altuve led off the game with a double, extending his hit streak to 18 games, tied with Bryce Harper for the longest active streak in MLB.

Eddie Matz ESPN Senior Writer 

Bryce Harper's first inning single off Milwaukee's Jimmy Nelson extends his hit streak to 18 games. That's a career-high and tied for second longest in MLB this season.

Scott Lauber ESPN Staff Writer 

Red Sox 4, Mariners 0: Chris Sale did it again, while Rafael Devers achieved a few firsts. Sale tossed seven scoreless innings and fanned 11 batters, marking his career-high 14th double-digit strikeout game this season. Devers recorded his first career hit -- a home run, no less -- against Mariners starter Andrew Moore in the third inning. Between them, the Cy Young favorite and the youngest player in the majors led the Red Sox to a victory that capped a 2-4 trip to the West Coast.

Jesse Rogers ESPN Staff Writer 

Joe Maddon signs autographs before the Cubs play the Sox.

Jesse Rogers ESPN Staff Writer 

Watch Anthony Rizzo discuss a reported confrontation with John Lackey in the dugout during Tuesday's game. He wasn't pleased with having to address it.

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Chris Sale registered his 14th game with double-digit strikeouts this season. That's the 3rd most in a single season in Red Sox history, trailing only Pedro Martínez, who had 19 10-K games in 1999 and 15 in 2000.

Scott Lauber ESPN Staff Writer 

Mariners lefty Marc Rzepczynski has given up eight hits this season to left-handed hitters and held lefties to .220 average in his career, but Rafael Devers notched a two-out single against him in the top of the seventh.

Andrew Marchand ESPN Senior Writer 

Toms River, NJ's Todd Frazier said his first Yankee home run was special, but he did what he always does as he rounded the bases. He thought about his cousin, who passed away at a young age. He always tips his cap before he hits home plate in honor of her. Before he reaches the dugout, he points to his family in the stands.

Eddie Matz ESPN Senior Writer 

Bryce Harper said that if he's All-Star next year, he'll "definitely do the Home Run Derby." Harper, who hasn't done the Derby since finishing second in 2013, made his comments at the logo unveiling for the 2018 ASG, which will take place in DC at Nats Park.

Scott Lauber ESPN Staff Writer 

Rafael Devers (20 years, 275 days old) is the youngest Red Sox player to hit a home run since Tony Conigliaro in September 1965, according to the team.

Eddie Matz ESPN Senior Writer 

The Commish, the Mayor, and the Owner (Rob Manfred, Muriel Bowser, Ted Lerner) unveil the logo for the 2018 MLB All-Star game at Nats Park.

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Scott Lauber ESPN Staff Writer 

Rafael Devers' first big-league hit is a solo homer to straightaway center field at Safeco. That's one way to convince the Red Sox to keep him around.

Andrew Marchand ESPN Senior Writer 

The Yankees beat the Reds, 9-5, as ace Luis Severino pitched a strong seven innings, while Didi Gregorius and Todd Frazier hit home runs. The Yankees have won three in a row for the first time since the middle of June. Aaron Judge did not play.

Jerry Crasnick ESPN Senior Writer 

The chances of Orioles reliever Zach Britton being traded are growing slimmer by the day. Britton has yet to pitch back-to-back days since returning from a forearm strain three weeks ago -- and he has only one save this month -- and some potential trade partners aren't convinced he's ready to handle the pennant race grind in August and September. The Orioles are seeking a big return for Britton, and several clubs have moved on to Brad Brach, Pat Neshek and other secondary targets.

Jesse Rogers ESPN Staff Writer 

Brett Anderson was 2-2 with a 8.18 ERA for the Cubs before going down with a back injury. He gave up 34 hits in 22 innings after the Cubs signed him to a 1 year deal to be their fifth starter. He didn't work out as Anderson was DFA'd on Wednesday.