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Billy Hamilton injury allows inside-the-parker

Anthony Rizzo's fly ball started a nightmare series of events for the Reds.

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Jesse Rogers ESPN Staff Writer 

Cubs starter Kyle Hendricks discusses his career high 117 pitches in Wednesday's 9-2 win over the Reds.

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Jesse Rogers ESPN Staff Writer 

Cubs rookie Albert Almora discusses his first career home run, hit on Wednesday against the Reds.

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Jesse Rogers ESPN Staff Writer 

Cubs catcher Willson Contreras discusses his infield dance after taking a foul tip off his cup.

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Katie Strang ESPN.com 

Tigers sweep two-game series against the Marlins with Wednesday's 10-3 win. Home run power on display again, and a solid outing from young lefty Daniel Norris. Team now embarks on an 11-game road trip.

Marly Rivera ESPN Writer 

Mets vs Nationals - Lineup for Wednesday Night Baseball

Eric Karabell ESPN Senior Writer 

What a month for Arizona 3B Jake Lamb. Just hit one over CF fence. Nine homers in June, looks like 30-100 guy.

Adam Rubin ESPN Staff Writer 

Terry Collins acknowledged the Mets need to win on Wednesday night and avoid a sweep in D.C. He noted it would put a better taste in the team's mouth after a subpar road trip. It would mean trailing by four games instead of six games. And, Collins noted, the Mets will return home to face the Cubs for four games. And that will be no picnic.

Adam Rubin ESPN Staff Writer 

Curtis Granderson will get his right calf wrapped and do some exercising pregame to allow the Mets to gauge whether he will be in the lineup on Wednesday night. Granderson has success against Max Scherzer, so the preference is he plays, as long as he is physically able. Otherwise, Brandon Nimmo and Alejandro De Aza would man the corner outfield spots.

Jesse Rogers ESPN Staff Writer 

Cubs rookie C Willson Contreras is 2 for 2 throwing out runners in 4 starts while veteran Miguel Montero is 2 for 37 in 36 starts this season. Contreras has a cannon for an arm.

Buster Olney @Buster_ESPN

Watching Carl Edwards Jr. throw for the Cubs, looks a lot like former reliever Juan Cruz in his delivery… Throws in mid-90s.

Wallace Matthews ESPN Staff Writer 

Alex Rodriguez is back in the Yankees lineup against a right-handed, at least temporarily, as Carlos Beltran sits out with a hamstring injury suffered Monday night. Here's the lineup: Ellsbury cf, Gardner lf, Rodriguez DH, McCann c, Castro 2b, Gregorius ss, Headley 3b, Hicks rf, Refsnyder 1b. Tanaka pitching. Teixeira not in the lineup; we'll find out why from Joe Girardi in a few.

Scott Lauber ESPN Staff Writer 

David Price's self-assessment after 4-0 loss to the Rays: "Bad. Again." Wasn't happy with his changeup or curveball. "It's crushing me right now," he said. "I'll take the blame."

Scott Lauber ESPN Staff Writer 

Hanley Ramirez's right side did, in fact, tighten up after that big swing in the sixth inning. Day-to-day, according to manager John Farrell.

Katie Strang ESPN.com 

Also a neat stat regarding Tigers' Miguel Cabrera's fourth-inning home run, which was calculated at 451 feet. That's his fourth homer of 450 feet or more. According to ESPN Stats and Info, no other player in the majors has more than two homers of more than 450 feet.