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|8/25/2016||Nomar Mazara, Tex, RF|
|Mazara contributed a three-run homer to Wednesday's win at Cincinnati.
Analysis: The 21-year-old has now homered in two of his last four games after hitting only two in his previous 49 contests. Mazara is hitting just .214 over his last 10 games, though.
|8/25/2016||Yu Darvish, Tex, P|
|Darvish didn't get a decision but hit his first major league home run in the Rangers' 6-5 win at Cincinnati on Wednesday. On the mound, the right-hander issued a season-high five walks while being reached for five runs - three earned - in six innings.
Analysis: Darvish had been exhibiting good control entering the game, having walked just four in 39 innings over a six-start stretch in which he posted a 2.54 ERA. He'll aim for a sharper result when the Japanese star opposes countryman Hisashi Iwakuma Monday against Seattle.
|8/25/2016||Welington Castillo, Ari, C|
|Castillo drove in three runs with a double and a two-run single Wednesday against the Braves.
Analysis: Castillo has been locked in lately, batting .455 with five doubles and 10 RBIs in his last eight games.
|8/25/2016||Ender Inciarte, Atl, CF|
|Inciarte had four hits and drove in two in Wednesday's 11-inning loss to the Diamondbacks.
Analysis: Inciarte is batting .356 with seven extra-base hits and 11 runs scored in his last 14 games.
|8/25/2016||Jake Lamb, Ari, 3B|
|Lamb homered and doubled among his three hits and scored three times in Wednesday's 10-9, 11-inning win over the Braves.
Analysis: Lamb is 5 for 10 with three doubles in the last two contests after going 2 for 46 with 19 strikeouts and 40 men left on base in his previous 12 games.
|8/25/2016||Paul Goldschmidt, Ari, 1B|
|Goldschmidt homered among his three hits and scored three times in Wednesday's 10-9, 11-inning win over the Braves.
Analysis: Goldschmidt became the third first baseman since 1974 to record 20 doubles, 20 homers and 20 stolen bases in consecutive seasons, along with Jeff Bagwell in 1996-97 and Ryan Klesko in 2000-01.
|8/25/2016||Michael Bourn, Ari, CF|
|Bourn tripled twice in Wednesday's 10-9, 11-inning win over the Braves.
Analysis: Bourn finished with four hits and is batting .356 in his last 14 games.
|8/25/2016||Zack Greinke, Ari, P|
|Greinke struck out five and reached 2,000 for his career Wednesday against the Braves. Greinke, 32, became the 78th pitcher to reach 2,000 strikeouts, fanning Freddie Freeman to start the fourth for the milestone.
Analysis: Greinke pitched six innings and allowed four runs, six hits and three walks in his first home start since June 28. He left that outing with a strained left oblique and went on the disabled list for more than a month. On Tuesday, he'll face the Giants for the first time since yielding four runs and eight hits over six innings on May 12.
|8/25/2016||Jacob deGrom, NYM, P|
|DeGrom allowed homers to Randal Grichuk, Matt Carpenter and Stephen Piscotty, and the Mets lost to the St. Louis Cardinals 8-1.
Analysis: DeGrom allowed five runs and 12 hits in 4 2/3 innings. He was tagged for a career-worst eight runs and 13 hits in his previous outing against San Francisco. Mets manager Terry Collins said video of deGrom's recent starts shows pitches staying in the "hitting area," allowing hitters to take good swings on hittable pitches. He next takes the ball Monday against a Miami team that had five runs and 10 hits in 3 2/3 innings off deGrom on July 23.
|8/25/2016||Dillon Gee, KC, P|
|Gee held the Marlins scoreless for five innings in Wednesday's start, but was charged with three runs and a loss after leaving with one out in the sixth.
Analysis: Gee entered the matchup off his best performance of the season, yielding one run and striking out seven over seven innings to defeat lowly Minnesota on Thursday. He could be a usable option when he next takes the mound Monday at home against the Yankees.
|8/25/2016||Jhonny Peralta, StL, SS|
|Peralta had his first triple of the season among his two hits in Wednesday's 8-1 win over the Mets.
Analysis: Peralta has been on a nice little roll, going 9 for 19 in the last four games.
|8/25/2016||Matt Carpenter, StL, 3B|
|Carpenter homered in Wednesday's 8-1 win over the Mets.
Analysis: Carpenter was back in the leadoff spot after several games hitting third. His 16th homer was his third leadoff homer of the season.
|8/25/2016||Fernando Rodney, Mia, P|
|Rodney worked out of a bases-loaded jam in the ninth inning to earn his 25th save and close out Miami's 3-0 victory over Kansas City on Wednesday.
Analysis: Rodney has continued to work as the Marlins' closer even with A.J. Ramos returning from the disabled list earlier this week. Ramos pitched a scoreless eighth Wednesday. Rodney has allowed just one run in 10 innings while converting all eight of his save chances over a span of 10 appearances.
|8/25/2016||Yadier Molina, StL, C|
|Molina had three hits and drove in a run in Wednesday's 8-1 win over the Mets.
Analysis: Molina has posted consecutive three-hit games and is batting .377 in his last 15. He is also 14 for 28 in his last seven in St. Louis.
|8/25/2016||Stephen Piscotty, StL, RF|
|Piscotty homered for one of his three hits in Wednesday's 8-1 win over the Mets.
Analysis: Piscotty is batting .360 with four extra-base hits in his last six games.
|8/25/2016||Christian Yelich, Mia, LF|
|Yelich delivered the key hit in the Marlins' 3-0 victory over Kansas City on Wednesday, a two-run single that snapped a scoreless tie in the sixth inning.
Analysis: Yelich continues to produce during his breakout campaign, as he's hitting .291 with five homers and 17 RBIs in 21 games in August. The 24-year-old had homered in three of his previous six contests.
|8/25/2016||Carlos Martínez, StL, P|
|Martinez allowed one run and four hits over eight innings in Wednesday's 8-1 win over the Mets.
Analysis: Martinez allowed one run on three hits in seven innings against Houston his last time out. ''These last two outings I feel have been one of my best,'' Martinez said through a translator. It could be more of the same in his next start Monday at Milwaukee. He has a 0.69 ERA in winning both starts at Miller Park this year - striking out 19 in 13 innings - and is 3-0 with a 0.64 ERA in five outings versus the Brewers since the start of last season.
|8/25/2016||Andrew Benintendi, Bos, LF|
|The Red Sox have placed Benintendi on the 15-day disabled list after spraining his left knee Wednesday at Tampa Bay. The rookie will undergo an MRI Thursday to determine the severity of the injury.
Analysis: Benintendi was injured attempting to avoid a tag while running to second base during the seventh inning of Boston's 4-3 loss. The 2015 first-round pick had taken over as the team's regular left fielder and has hit .324 with one home run and 10 RBIs through his first 21 major league games.
|8/25/2016||Matt Wisler, Atl, P|
|Wisler has been recalled from Triple-A Gwinnett and will start Thursday in Arizona.
Analysis: The 23-year-old was sent down in late July after recording a 10.18 ERA over a four-start stretch and is just 4-11 with a 5.21 ERA in 19 starts at the big-league level this season. Wisler went 2-1 with a 3.71 ERA in four starts for Gwinnett following the demotion.
|8/25/2016||Marc Rzepczynski, Was, P|
|The Nationals have acquired Rzepczynski from the A's along with cash considerations in exchange for minor league infielder Max Schrock.
Analysis: Washington was seeking a second lefty to team with Oliver Perez out of the bullpen with Sammy Solis currently sidelined, though Rzepczynski fared better when facing right-handers during his 56 appearances with Oakland. Lefties are batting .296 off him this season.
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