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Eduardo Nunez (hamstring) was scratched from the Giants' starting lineup Thursday vs. the Cubs. Christian Arroyo, originally set to have the day off after going 0-for-4 Wednesday to drop his average to .196, will play third in Nunez's place.

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Chris Sale's streak of eight straight games with at least 10 strikeouts came to an end Wednesday, but he still managed to become the second pitcher since 1893 to reach 100 K's in his first 10 starts with a team.

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Phillies 3B Maikel Franco is back in the starting lineup after two days on the bench, returning to his normal cleanup spot. CF Odubel Herrera will be back in the third spot, with RF Michael Saunders batting fifth and SS Freddy Galvis batting eighth.

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2B DJ LeMahieu (rest) isn't in the Rockies' starting lineup Thursday vs. the Phillies. Alexi Amarista gets the nod at second base.

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The Phillies have activated RHP Jeanmar Gomez (elbow) from the 10-day DL and optioned LHP Adam Morgan to Triple-A Lehigh Valley. Morgan was recalled Friday and sent back Saturday before being recalled again Tuesday. He pitched three scoreless innings Wednesday against the Rockies, allowing three hits and striking out two.

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The Pirates have activated OF Gregory Polanco (hamstring) from the 10-day DL, but he is not in the lineup for Thursday's game in Atlanta. Neither is OF Andrew McCutchen, whose batting average (.203) has been creeping dangerously close to the Mendoza line.

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With Albert Pujols getting a rest day Thursday, Mike Trout will DH against the Rays, with Cameron Maybin taking over in center and Ben Revere in left field. Danny Espinosa is back in the starting lineup at 2B.

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The Rays activated RHP Tommy Hunter from the DL on Thursday and placed RHP Jumbo Diaz (right arm fatigue) on the DL, retroactive to Tuesday. Hunter has missed a month due to a calf strain.

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The Braves have designated RHP Josh Collmenter for assignment and recalled RHP Matt Wisler from Triple-A Gwinnett. Collmenter allowed seven runs on six hits, including three homers, in just one inning of work Wednesday night.

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SS Tim Beckham (rest) is not in the Rays' starting lineup Thursday vs. the Angels. Daniel Robertson gets the nod at shortstop.

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Mariners joined 1887 Washington, 1969 Padres as teams to score no more than 1 run 5 games row, and opponents scored at least 40 total runs

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Jose Abreu hit his 10th homer of the season Wednesday vs. the Diamondbacks, all of which have come on the road. Only one other player in White Sox history hit his first 10 home runs of a season on the road: Tom Paciorek in 1982 (11), according to the Elias Sports Bureau. (Photo: Scott W. Grau/Icon SMI)

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The Orioles had won each of their first seven home series this season prior to being swept by the Twins. Over the last 10 seasons, only one other team won their first seven home series to start a season: the 2014 Rockies (also a streak of seven), according to the Elias Sports Bureau.

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Diamondbacks 3B Jake Lamb has 40 RBIs in 44 games this season. Only three other D-backs players reached 40 RBIs in a season in 45-or-fewer games: Matt Williams in 1999 (37 games), Steve Finley in 2000 (43) and Luis Gonzalez in 2001 (40), according to the Elias Sports Bureau. (Photo: Christian Petersen/Getty Images)

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Wednesday's 5-1 loss to the Nats is the fifth consecutive game in which the Mariners scored only one run. Before this current streak, Seattle had never scored one-or-fewer runs in five consecutive games, per the Elias Sports Bureau. The M's had two such four-game streaks, in June 1988 and July 2011.

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Mike Leake not only has an NL-best 1.91 ERA, he's also the first Cardinals pitcher to begin a season with nine quality starts in his first nine games since Bob Gibson in 1968, who had 22 straight quality starts. (Jeff Roberson/AP Photo)

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The Yankees have called up utility player, Rob Refsnyder, to replace the injured Jacoby Ellsbury. Ellsbury is on the 7-day DL with a concussion and a strained neck. The Yankees do not know how long Ellsbury will be out.

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Albert Pujols 597th career HR..Rockies 31-17 record best in NL..Mike Leake (STL) NL-best 1.91 ERA..Pirates hit backtobacktoback HR in 10th