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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.

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Phillies 3B Maikel Franco remains out of the lineup for a second straight game Wednesday vs. the Rockies. Andres Blanco is starting in his place and batting fifth against Tyler Chatwood. Franco, 24, is slashing .221/.281/.377 in 171 plate appearances this season.

Tristan H. Cockcroft ESPN Senior Writer 

Jose Bautista is hitting .404/.508/.827 with six homers and two steals in his past 15 games, and he should only get more help in the RBI department when Josh Donaldson returns (perhaps this weekend). Bautista is turning into a streakier player at this stage of his career -- that's mostly due to his increased strikeout rate -- but he's providing quite the reward for his most patient owners, which frankly all his owners should be.

Buster Olney @Buster_ESPN

Jays catcher Luke Maile takes a big pop on the top of his helmet, as Santana whacks him w/ follow-through on swing. Stays in game.

Buster Olney @Buster_ESPN

Padres recently reaffirmed to other teams that they continue to be open for business; primary guy on the table is LH reliever Brad Hand.

Jesse Rogers ESPN Staff Writer 

Joe Maddon has juggled the top of his lineup once again as the Cubs face lefty Matt Moore on Wednesday. With Ben Zobrist and Kyle Schwarber getting the day off Javy Baez will lead off for the first time this season. Albert Almora Jr will bat second for the second time this week while Miguel Montero catches for Kyle Hendricks.

Scott Lauber ESPN Staff Writer 

As expected, Sam Travis will make his major-league debut for the Red Sox tonight at Fenway Park. He will play first base and bat seventh against Texas Rangers lefty Martin Perez.

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Angels LF Cameron Maybin and CF Mike Trout hit back-to-back homers to start Tuesday's 4-0 win vs. the Rays. Per the Elias Sports Bureau, it's the third time in franchise history that the first two batters of a game went deep. Rex Hudler and Don Slaught did it in 1996, and Kole Calhoun and Trout turned the trick in 2013.

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Red Sox SS Xander Bogaerts scored two runs on wild pitches during Tuesday's 11-6 win vs. the Rangers, becoming the first Boston player to score twice on wild pitches in the same game since Jim Rice did it on May 17, 1984. (Elias Sports Bureau)

Tim Kurkjian @Kurkjian_ESPN

Giants' Christian Arroyo, great kid. His mom caught him (no gear) until he was 11, threw BP until HS and hit him grounders 8 mos. pregnant.

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Currently tied with Pedro Martinez, Chris Sale has a chance Wednesday to break the record for consecutive starts with 10-plus strikeouts in a season. However, Martinez's eight-game streak in 1999 was slightly more dominant than Sale's two stretches.

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Kyle Schwarber's home run -- which left Wrigley Field and landed on Sheffield Avenue -- paced the league by 10 feet on Tuesday. Bryce Harper landed comfortably in second, followed by Michael Conforto, Kendrys Morales and Charlie Blackmon.

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Marlins CF Christian Yelich (hip) isn't in the starting lineup Wednesday vs. the Athletics. Yelich left Tuesday's game in the eighth inning due to the injury. Marcell Ozuna will slide over to center field and bat third.

Buster Olney @Buster_ESPN

The Twins have only three swing-and-misses among 55 pitches against Chris Tillman, and they have two outs in the second inning. 4-0 MIN.