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|Ike Davis, NYM||18||WAS||Top 1: 1-0, 1 Out. 2 on.||Maya|
|Vladimir Guerrero, TEX||26||TOR||Top 4: 0-0, 0 Outs. 1 on.||Marcum|
|Johnny Damon, DET||8||CHW||Bot 1: 0-0, 1 Out. 1 on.||Garcia|
|Ben Zobrist, TB||9||BOS||Top 3: 0-0, 1 Out. 1 on.||Matsuzaka|
|John Buck, TOR||17||TEX||Bot 2: 0-0, 2 Outs. None on.||Feldman|
Wednesday's Best Matchups
Rays at Red Sox, 7:10 p.m. ET, ESPN
Matt Garza pitched well against the Red Sox in his final August start, but walked away with a no-decision after allowing one run over seven innings of a game the Rays ended up winning 3-2. Clay Buchholz, who leads the AL with a 2.25 ERA, pitched well in that game against Garza, and also walked away with a no-decision after giving up two runs over 7⅓ innings.
Reds at Rockies, 8:40 p.m. ET
Bronson Arroyo will have the task of trying to get out the Rockies' Carlos Gonzalez. It hasn't been easy for anybody lately. And CarGo's done well against Arroyo so far, going 4-for-8 with a walk. Colorado's Aaron Cook had little trouble with the Rockies earlier this year, tossing seven shutout innings in a win.
Dodgers at Padres, 10:05 p.m. ET, ESPN
Chad Billingsley's already faced the Padres three times this year, posting a 1.40 ERA while beating them twice and losing once. Cory Luebke's debut didn't go so well; he gave up four runs, two homers and two walks in five innings in a loss against the Rockies. So he tries again against the Dodgers.
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TUESDAY'S BEST AND WORST
BESTTrevor Hoffman, RHP, Brewers
He's no longer the dominant force he used to be, but Hoffman registered his 600th career save with a scoreless ninth inning against the Cardinals in the Brewers' 4-2 win. It was his ninth save of the year.
WORSTDaisuke Matsuzaka, RHP, Red Sox
Nope, it wasn't a good night for Dice-K against the Rays. He gave up eight hits, eight runs, four walks and two homers over only 4⅔ innings of work in the Red Sox's 14-5 loss. He's given up at least four runs in every start since Aug. 5, a run of five consecutive outings.