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Bartolo Colon has defied the odds in his late-career renaissance, and right now the Mets are reaping the spoils. Taking a perfect game into the seventh inning Wednesday at Safeco Field, Colon settled for 7 1/3 strong innings in a 3-2 win over the Mariners with the July 31 non-waiver Trade Deadline -- and all its implications -- looming over him.
Propelled by a five-run fourth and a four-run eighth, Detroit beat down Arizona at Chase Field.
It took a combination of synchronized high-socks, a pregame standoff, a ninth-inning nailbiter and left-hander Jorge De La Rosa's best game of the season, but on Wednesday, the Rockies finally busted their slump. De La Rosa struck out 11 Nationals -- all swinging -- in the Rockies' 6-4 win at Coors Field to put a stop to their seven-game losing streak.
The baseball scuff on Ruben Tejada's batting helmet offered a tangible reminder of how lucky he was. In a frightening moment during Wednesday's 3-2 Mets win over the Mariners, Tejada crumpled to the ground after a 94-mph Taijuan Walker fastball struck him in the helmet.
The Astros placed outfielder George Springer on the 15-day disabled list Wednesday with a left quad strain. Marc Krauss has been recalled from Triple-A Oklahoma City to take Springer's spot on the roster.
With his three-run blast in the top of the first inning against the Blue Jays on Wednesday night, David Ortiz passed Alex Rodriguez for the most homers by a visiting hitter at Rogers Centre.
Rays starter Alex Cobb sent a fastball down the first-base line Wednesday and jogged into second base for his first Major League hit.
Every lineup, every day, as they are made public by the clubs.
Ryan Howard is struggling through arguably the worst season of his career, following two injury-riddled seasons, and Phillies manager Ryne Sandberg is ready to look at other options at first base, something unimaginable just a few years ago.
The Pirates placed Starling Marte on the 7-day concussion disabled list Wednesday, five days after Marte took a 93-mph fastball off the helmet. Infielder Brent Morel was promoted from Triple-A Indianapolis to take Marte's roster spot.
Jake Peavy is trying not to let all the trade talk affect his performance on the mound, but the Red Sox right-hander is aware his name is frequently mentioned as the July 31 non-waiver Trade Deadline approaches.
Ken Griffey Jr. certainly has seen his share of imposing sluggers. But the big league legend has never witnessed anything quite like Marlins All-Star Giancarlo Stanton. One of the greats of his era, Griffey spent quality time with Stanton at Turner Field on Wednesday.
The Blue Jays have contemplated the idea of activating Adam Lind and Edwin Encarnacion from the 15-day disabled list without putting them on a rehab assignment.
Dodgers All-Star outfielder Yasiel Puig took extra batting practice Wednesday and could return to the lineup Friday night when the Dodgers open a showdown series in San Francisco.
Right-hander Anthony Swarzak impressed in a spot start and the offense did just enough to lead the Twins to a 3-1 win over the Indians on Wednesday afternoon at Target Field.
Kyle Lohse allowed just one run in 6 2/3 innings and Mark Reynolds hit a pair of home runs as the Brewers downed the Reds, 5-1, on Wednesday at Miller Park.
Mike Moustakas slid into catcher Tyler Flowers, knocking the ball from his mitt, and scored the deciding run in the Royals' 2-1 victory over the Chicago White Sox on Wednesday at U.S. Cellular Field. James Shields tossed seven innings of one-run ball, striking out seven.
D-backs manager Kirk Gibson said a taste of the big leagues at some point this year would help top prospect Archie Bradley in 2015, but that it's too soon to say when, or if, that will happen.
It's been 15 years since Nolan Ryan was inducted into the National Baseball Hall of Fame along with George Brett and Robin Yount. Ryan hasn't been back for an induction ceremony since. He's headed to Cooperstown, N.Y., this weekend. It is, he said, a trip long overdue.
Padres outfielder Cameron Maybin received a 25-game suspension without pay on Wednesday after testing positive for an amphetamine in violation of Major League Baseball's Joint Drug Prevention and Treatment Program.