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Buster Olney @Buster_ESPN

The Diamondbacks are 21-8 at home this season, the best record in the majors (won 6 straight at Chase Field).

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Elias notes that the Pirates are 3rd team in the Expansion Era to back-to-back-to-back HR in extra innings. They join the Royals (May 31, 2002) who did it against the Rangers and Twins (May 2, 1964) who did it against the Kansas City Athletics.

Jesse Rogers ESPN Staff Writer 

Joe Maddon made sure to praise home plate umpire and crew chief Jeff Nelson on Wednesday calling him one of the best in the game. But Maddon believes MLB should review the rule which led to Jason Heyward being called out at first base for interference, apparently for veering onto the grass and interfering with a throw. The play was very close and helped thwart a possible big inning by the Cubs.

Jesse Rogers ESPN Staff Writer 

Watch Anthony Rizzo discuss hitting his two home runs in the Cubs 5-4 win over the Giants on Wednesday.

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David Schoenfield ESPN Senior Writer 

Mike Leake continues to show why his ERA is sitting under 2.00 with five scoreless innings so far. He has eight groundball outs and no fly ball outs, to go with five strikeouts. For the season, he's seventh in groundball rate among starters, he's walked just 10 guys and he's limited home runs. The veteran certainly has a chance at his first All-Star trip.

Jesse Rogers ESPN Staff Writer 

It got dicey in the ninth but the Cubs held on to beat the Giants 5-4 after Wade Davis gave up a 2-run HR in the ninth inning, his first earned runs given up this season. It took him 34 pitches to get through the inning as an insurance run in the eighth was the difference. Jason Heyward scored after tripling to open the inning. Anthony Rizzo was the hitting star as he homered twice and was on base 4 times.

Jesse Rogers ESPN Staff Writer 

Wade Davis just gave up his first earned runs of the season on his 12th pitch to Mac Williamson of the Giants who homered to right field. Davis hasn't pitched in a week and gave up a single before Williamson went deep to right.

Scott Lauber ESPN Staff Writer 

Sam Travis on his major-league debut, which included two hits: "I was a little nervous in the first inning, yeah. I'd be lying to you if I said I wasn't. after the first inning, I was good to go." Travis is first Red Sox player with two hits in his major-league debut since Will Middlebrooks in 2012.

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The longest home run in the young career of Padres RF Hunter Renfroe, which won Wednesday night's game vs. the Mets, is the fifth of his last six homers measured at 400 feet or more.

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Sonny Gray threw 27 sliders Wednesday...he threw 28 in his previous 3 starts combined. The Marlins were 0-12 with 9 K's against it.

David Schoenfield ESPN Senior Writer 

Tough second inning for Rich Hill as he scuffled through a 36-pitch inning that included four walks and some words with umpire Rob Drake about the strike zone. He was lucky to survive with just the two runs Kolten Wong drove in. Between his issues with blisters and shaky command when he has been able to pitch, Hill is a long way from the starter who had a 2.12 ERA last season.

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Despite the Angels loss, Mike Trout stayed hot on Wednesday night. Since his 1st full season in 2012, Trout has 62 games with multiple extra-base hits, most in MLB. The next closest in that span is Miguel Cabrera (58).

David Schoenfield ESPN Senior Writer 

A key surprise for the Dodgers has been infielder Chris Taylor, acquired last summer from the Mariners. He began the season in Triple-A, but enters Wednesday's game hitting .326/.437/.570 in 30 games. He even makes his first MLB appearance in the outfield, filling in for Joc Pederson, who has the night off after Tuesday's collision with Yasiel Puig.

Scott Lauber ESPN Staff Writer 

No decision on David Price's next step until after he meets with Red Sox decision-makers tomorrow, according to manager John Farrell. Price reported back that he felt fine despite results at Triple-A.

David Schoenfield ESPN Senior Writer 

The Rockies improve to 7-2 on this road trip with a chance for the four-game sweep in Philly on Thursday. Trevor Story returned to the lineup with a hit and two walks and Carlos Gonzalez is finally heating up with eight hits in three games against the Phillies. They're 18-7 on the road and they look like they're going to stick around.

Scott Lauber ESPN Staff Writer 

Red Sox 9, Rangers 4: Record? The only record that matters to Chris Sale is the Red Sox's win-loss record, and after a seven-run seventh-inning rally Wednesday night, they won their third game in a row for first time since a four-game run April 15-18. Sale's run of consecutive starts with at least 10 strikeouts ended at eight, tying a record he already shared with Pedro Martinez. He fanned six batters, a season-low, and gave up four runs (three earned) in 7.1 innings.

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The most recent multi-homer game for Rays RF Steven Souza Jr. before Wednesday night was Sept. 8 last season against the Yankees. He had two multi-homer games last year.

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The lefty-lefty matchup didn't work out Wednesday night for the Giants' Matt Moore against Cubs 1B Anthony Rizzo. The same thing happened to the Marlins' Wade LeBlanc more than four years ago.

Scott Lauber ESPN Staff Writer 

Chris Sale winds up settling for merely tying his own streak of eight consecutive starts with at least 10 strikeouts. Sale did it in 2015 with the White Sox, too. Pedro Martinez also did it, in 1999 with the Red Sox.

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The home run hit by Texas 1B Mike Napoli on Wednesday night was his 17th against the Red Sox as a member of the Angels, Indians or Rangers.

Buster Olney @Buster_ESPN

Wil Myers ties NYM 5-5 with 2-run drive off the top of the wall in right-center field. He stood at home momentarily to watch; a long single.