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Scott Lauber ESPN Staff Writer 

Tonight's lineup for the Rangers has totaled 36 strikeouts in 77 career at-bats vs. Chris Sale. Shin-Soo Choo leads with 10 Ks; Joey Gallo is 0-for-6 with 6 Ks. (h/t Sarah Langs, ESPN Stats & Information.)

Tristan H. Cockcroft ESPN Senior Writer 

Jake Lamb's home run off Jose Quintana was his first extra-base hit, and only his second hit, in his past 23 trips to the plate against a left-hander. He had struck out in 13 of those PAs. Success against left-handers is really Lamb's only remaining obstacle standing in his path to fantasy stardom, and the homer is at least a good first step. It reminds us that he has shown an ability to succeed against them before: He had .250 isolated power and whiffed only 24 percent of the time against them during the first half of 2016.

Scott Lauber ESPN Staff Writer 

With Chris Sale going for his ninth consecutive start with 10 or more strikeouts tonight at Fenway Park, Red Sox manager John Farrell called it "an incredible position to be in, one that personally I could never envision." Farrell did strike out 10-plus batters in three of six starts in 1989.

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The Nationals placed OF Chris Heisey (right bicep rupture) on the 10-day DL and recalled OF Brian Goodwin from Triple-A Syracuse in a corresponding roster move. Goodwin, 26, has slashed .188/.235/.313 in 10 previous games with the big club this season.

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The Mets reinstated C Travis d'Arnaud (wrist) from the 10-day DL on Wednesday and placed P Tommy Milone (left knee sprain) on the 10-day DL in a corresponding roster move.

Jesse Rogers ESPN Staff Writer 

Joe Maddon has been wanting a Ron Burgundy themed trip when heading out west so this weekend his players will don 70's clothes. Maddon thinks Tommy La Stella would make a good Brick Tamland, the weather man in the Anchorman movies: "They're like two interchangeable guys. I see Brick, I see Tommy. I see Tommy, I see Brick. Put some glasses on Tommy, some sideburns, I got Brick."

Jesse Rogers ESPN Staff Writer 

Watch Joe Maddon discuss his lineup configuration for Wednesday night as he has Javier Baez leading off. He wanted to keep Ian Happ behind Anthony Rizzo while hoping Baez and fellow righty Albert Almora Jr can do some damage to Giants lefty Matt Moore.

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Tristan H. Cockcroft ESPN Senior Writer 

That's the third consecutive quality start by Sonny Gray, it's only the third time in his career he has recorded double-digit strikeouts and he has 19 K's compared to three walks in his past two turns. Better yet: those two opponents (Red Sox, Marlins) are not traditionally known as strikeout-heavy offenses. Intrigued, I am.

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Tigers RF J.D. Martinez (rest) is not in Wednesday's lineup vs. the Astros. Tyler Collins will start in his place and bat eighth against Charlie Morton.

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Giants CF Denard Span is back in the lineup Wednesday vs. the Cubs after missing the past two games with inflammation in his left hand. The veteran will lead off against Kyle Hendricks.

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Jake Lamb entered today's game 7-for-46 vs. lefties, and he mashes a HR off Jose Quintana. He's got 8 HR, 19 RBI in May.

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The first career grand slam for Blue Jays SS Ryan Goins proved to be the difference in Toronto's 8-4 win over the Brewers on Wednesday afternoon.

Jesse Rogers ESPN Staff Writer 

The Cubs will wear 70's outfits on their upcoming road trip to LA and San Diego. It's their first theme trip of the season as Joe Maddon continues his tradition of keeping things loose. Addison Russell : "The 70's are way over my head so I need some help."

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Angels RF Kole Calhoun (rest) is not in Wednesday's lineup vs. the Rays. Cameron Maybin will start in his place and lead off against Erasmo Ramirez with Ben Revere patrolling left field and batting sixth. Los Angeles also placed P Alex Meyer (back) on the 10-day DL and recalled P Brooks Pounders from Triple-A Salt Lake on Wednesday in a corresponding roster move.

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The Rays placed P Diego Moreno (right shoulder bursitis) on the 10-day DL, retroactive to May 22, and recalled P Ryan Garton from Triple-A Durham in a corresponding roster move on Wednesday.

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The Royals reinstated OF Alex Gordon from the paternity list and placed P Nate Karns (right elbow) on the 10-day DL, retroactive to May 21.

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The Athletics placed P Bobby Wahl (strained right shoulder) on the 10-day DL and purchased the contract of P Zach Neal from Triple-A Nashville in a corresponding roster move.

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The Mariners acquired OF Andrew Aplin from the Astros on Wednesday for a player to be named later or cash considerations and designated P Chris Heston for assignment. Seattle also recalled P Rob Whalen from Triple-A Tacoma and optioned P Emilio Pagan in a corresponding roster move.

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Mets RF Jay Bruce (back) is not in Wednesday's lineup vs. the Padres. Curtis Granderson is starting in his place and batting sixth against Jarred Cosart.