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Marly Rivera ESPN Writer 

Guillermo Heredia is packing his bags, he‘s been sent down by the Mariners. He told me that Scott Servais told him it's because they're going to face a few right-handed pitchers in a row.

Marly Rivera ESPN Writer 

Manny Machado is just outside the Mariners clubhouse getting X-Rays; Andrew Romine walked over to check on him and apologized again for hitting him with a pitch in the 9th inning. Machado told him he feels fine.

Buster Olney @Buster_ESPN

We are underway in Williamsport -- Nick Pivetta pitching for the Phillies against Jason Vargas of the Mets.

David Schoenfield ESPN Senior Writer 

Fun playoff-like game in Oakland as the A's and Astros battle for first place. The Astros lead 6-4 as Brad Peacock escaped a bases-loaded jam in the sixth with an eight-pitch strikeout of Mark Canha. The Astros, however, have lost seven games they've led after six innings -- including five games they've led after eight. Stay tuned.

Jesse Rogers ESPN Staff Writer 

Watch Kyle Schwarber discuss his team's offensive futility in their four game series against the Pirates. The Cubs scored 4 runs, all on solo home runs. Two came from Schwarber.

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Jesse Rogers ESPN Staff Writer 

Watch Addison Russell discuss getting picked off third base in the Cubs 2-1 loss to the Pirates.

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David Schoenfield ESPN Senior Writer 

The A's are relentless. The Astros score four in the top of the the third to take a 4-2 lead, but Khris Davis belts a two-run homer in the bottom of the inning off the top off the center-field fence, his second of the game off Justin Verlander and his 36th of the season. Verlander continues to struggle with the long ball: He's now allowed 14 in his past seven starts.

Jesse Rogers ESPN Staff Writer 

Javy Baez is the first Cub since Corey Patterson in 2004 to record at least 20 home runs and 20 stolen bases as he reached 20 in the latter category in the first inning today. He has 25 home runs and 89 RBI to go along with his 20 steals. He leads the Cubs in all 3 categories.

Jesse Rogers ESPN Staff Writer 

The Cubs and Pirates are in the running for a noteworthy weekend when it comes to a lack of offense. They've combined to score just 6 runs total in the first three games of their series. It's been 32 years since two teams combined for 10 or fewer runs in a 4 game series while the low mark this season is 11 runs -- achieved by the Cubs and Brewers. According to Elias, the fewest runs ever scored between two teams in a 4 game series is 5.

Jesse Rogers ESPN Staff Writer 

Yu Darvish (elbow) is scheduled to throw 50-60 pitches and no more than 3 innings in a rehab start for Class-A South Bend today. If he's efficient over the three innings then he'll throw more in the bullpen afterwards, per Joe Maddon.