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Andrew Marchand ESPN Senior Writer 

Yankee rookie Miguel Andujar rocketed his second single, but no RBI this time as Chase Headley was thrown out at the plate.

Jesse Rogers ESPN Staff Writer 

Kris Bryant left Wednesday's game, with the help of trainers, limping badly after stepping on third base awkwardly after catching a pop up. It appeared he twisted his right ankle after coming down on the side of the bag.

Andrew Marchand ESPN Senior Writer 

Rookie Miguel Andujar's career begins in style with a two-run, bases loaded single up the middle off White Sox lefty Carlos Rondon. The Yankees lead the White Sox, 3-0, in the first.

David Schoenfield ESPN Senior Writer 

Take that, critics! In his first day up in high Class A, Tim Tebow has homered. Of course he did. Tebow had just three home runs in 214 at-bats in low A -- although after homering twice in his first three games there, he hit just one over his final 61 games. Maybe he's just one of those guys who rises to the moment!

Eddie Matz ESPN Senior Writer 

Stephen Strasburg is electric tonight. The Nats righty has fanned the last six Cubs hitters and has seven K's through three innings. Of his 38 pitches, 30 have been strikes.

Dan Mullen ESPN.com 

On his first day with the Port St. Lucie Mets, Tim Tebow belted a two-run home run. No, It wasn't technically his debut because it's came in the second game of a doubleheader, but still an impressive introduction to High-A ball.

Eddie Matz ESPN Senior Writer 

Back-to-backey off John Lackey. That's what Anthony Rendon and Matt Wieters just did at Nats Park. It's the seventh set of B2B bombs for Washington, whose 119 jacks are most in the NL.

Jesse Rogers ESPN Staff Writer 

After giving up back to back home runs to the Nationals in the second inning, John Lackey moved into a tie for most HR's given up in baseball this year. No.'s 22 and 23 came from Anthony Rendon and Matt Wieters.

David Schoenfield ESPN Senior Writer 

Tough loss for the Mariners as the Phillies score twice in the ninth off Edwin Diaz to take both games of a short series at Safeco. Diaz, so impressive as a rookie last year, has been terrible, with eight home runs allowed now in just 31 innings. He needs to work on pitching, instead of just trying to throw 98-mph fastballs past hitters.

David Schoenfield ESPN Senior Writer 

That's eight losses in a row for the reeling Rockies. Yes, the starting pitching has mostly been awful in this stretch, but that was a weak lineup Bud Black threw out there today, with three subs and Ian Desmond and Trevor Story, who haven't been good. They're still on pace for 94 wins, but this is a crushing stretch as far as winning the division.

Andrew Marchand ESPN Senior Writer 

Tyler Austin, not in the lineup, could be the next Yankee on the DL. Yankees manager Joe Girardi said it is possible. If so, Chris Carter just accepted an assignment to go to Triple-A so he could be next.

Scott Lauber ESPN Staff Writer 

Upon being told he's 5-for-35 (.143) with eight strikeouts vs. lefties, Hanley Ramirez said, "You're kidding me. I didn't know that for real. So, OK, after this conversation, let's see what's going to happen now. I'll say it: Bring it, OK? I didn't know, I swear. Interesting."

Eddie Matz ESPN Senior Writer 

Nats closer Koda Glover, who hit the DL on June 11 with back issues, said he's dealing with severe rotator cuff inflammation and isn't close to being able to resume throwing. Glover says that he actually experienced the shoulder problems first and that trying to pitch through it resulted in the back injury.

Jerry Crasnick ESPN Senior Writer 

Tim Tebow singled in his second plate appearance today in his debut with the Mets' St. Lucie affiliate in the Florida State League. So he's got that out of the way.

Jesse Rogers ESPN Staff Writer 

Joe Maddon said a deciding factor in designating Miguel Montero for assignment was the youth in the clubhouse. He didn't think it set a good example to other players despite Jake Arrieta's insistence that he and Montero were ok.

Jesse Rogers ESPN Staff Writer 

Watch Jake Arrieta discuss the situation with Miguel Montero.

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Jerry Crasnick ESPN Senior Writer 

Tim Tebow is starting at designated hitter and batting eighth for the St. Lucie Mets in his Florida State League debut. He struck out looking on three pitches against Palm Beach's Connor Jones in his first plate appearance.

Andrew Marchand ESPN Senior Writer 

Newcomer Miguel Andujar is DHing tonight for the Yankees against White Sox lefty Carlos Rondon. Yankees manager Joe Girardi has Aaron Judge batting second and Gary Sanchez third.

David Schoenfield ESPN Senior Writer 

Sad news about former Mets, Cubs and Astros pitcher Anthony Young passing away at 51. He's remembered for losing a record 27 consecutive decisions -- let's see that get broken -- but was a better pitcher than his W-L record indicates. His career adjusted ERA was 100 -- exactly league average.

Eddie Matz ESPN Senior Writer 

Dusty Baker, whose Nats ran wild on the Cubs last night, hadn't heard that Chicago catcher Miguel Montero was let go today after publicly throwing pitcher Jake Arrieta under the bus. Baker's reaction: "Wow."

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David Schoenfield ESPN Senior Writer 

The Mariners have used 13 starting pitchers and now comes the news that Drew Smyly, who hasn't pitched all season, will have Tommy John surgery -- meaning he could miss most or all of next season as well. Fans may blame that WBC game when Smyly dominated while throwing harder than normal, but he's had injury issues in the past, so was a risky acquisition in the first place. Look for the Mariners to look for a starter at the trade deadline.

Andrew Marchand ESPN Senior Writer 

The Yankees have placed Matt Holliday on the 10-day DL and have called up Miguel Andujar from Triple-A. The teams says Holliday has a viral infection. Chris Carter, who still owed $3.5M by the Yankees, has accepted an assignment to go to Triple-A Scranton.

ESPN Stats and Information  

Last season, Miguel Montero ranked third in getting extra strikes for pitchers. This season: 44th out of 66 catchers. According to Statcast, Montero averaged a 2.12-second "pop time" on throws to second base this season, tied for the slowest among 52 catchers to make at least five throws. The major league average is 2.00 seconds, and the Cubs' Willson Contreras is averaging 1.93 seconds (eight-best).

Jesse Rogers ESPN Staff Writer 

The Cubs will designate Miguel Montero for assignment and call up Triple-A catcher Victor Caratini, according to a source familiar with the situation. Montero publicly called out starter Jake Arrieta after Tuesday's game for allowing the Nationals to steal 7 bases, claiming he was slow to the plate. Montero is 0 for 31 throwing out would be base stealers this season.

Bradford Doolittle ESPN Staff Writer 

Was looking at overall numbers since last season's All-Star break while considering my ASG picks for this season. One thing I had not expected to find: Since July 15, 2016, Atlanta's Ender Inciarte leads all big-leaguers with 200 hits.