Morneau out is a big headache for Twins
Tim Kurkjian is a senior writer for ESPN The Magazine and an analyst for "Baseball Tonight."
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|Evan Longoria, TB||14||BAL||Top 1: 1-2, 2 Outs. None on.||Bergesen|
|Robinson Cano, NYY||18||LAA||Bot 3: 2-0, 1 Out. 1 on.||Pineiro|
|Pedro Feliz, HOU||6||CHC||Top 8: 0-1, 0 Outs. None on.||Lilly|
|Adrian Beltre, BOS||16||OAK||Top 6: 0-1, 0 Outs. 1 on.||Gonzalez|
|Brian McCann, ATL||12||SD||Bot 3: 2-2, 2 Outs. 1 on.||Garland|
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WEB GEMS LEADERBOARD
WEDNESDAY'S BEST AND WORST
BESTPedro Alvarez, 3B, Pirates
Alvarez homered twice in Tuesday's win over the Brewers. His encore Wednesday? Two more home runs, of course. Alvarez went 3-for-5, homered twice and drove home three as the Pirates scored in double digits for a second consecutive game in a 15-3 thumping of Milwaukee.
WORSTScot Shields, RHP, Angels
Joel Pineiro wasn't good against the Yankees; he gave up 11 hits and six runs in six innings. Shields was worse. He gave up four runs and four hits -- two of them homers -- in only one inning of the Angels' 10-6 loss. The bad outing came out of nowhere; Shields gave up three runs in all of June and only one in five July appearances before making a mess of things Wednesday.
THURSDAY'S BEST MATCHUPS
Rockies at Marlins, 1:05 p.m. ET
Josh Johnson has lost once in eight starts since May 29. In that one loss, he was beaten 2-1, which marked the most runs he's given up during the stretch. Over his past two starts, he hasn't given up a run and has struck out 15 against only one walk.
Nationals at Reds, 12:30 p.m. ET
Edinson Volquez's first start of the year couldn't have gone much better. He struck out nine, gave up three hits and permitted one run in six innings of an 8-1 win against Colorado. Now he tries his hand against the Nationals.
Angels at Rangers, 8:05 p.m. ET
The Rangers do in fact have a bullpen. Cliff Lee just hasn't needed it. Lee has tossed complete games in both his outings with Texas but hasn't won either. He lost a 6-1 game in his debut against Baltimore and 3-2 seven days later against the Red Sox.