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Quad ailment has J.D. Martinez sidelined Wednesday
by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com

Upper quad discomfort prevented Tigers outfielder J.D. Martinez from making his appointed rounds Wednesday in Arizona.

Martinez felt a twinge after singling in the eighth inning of the Tuesday loss to the Diamondbacks. He should be considered day-to-day at this point. His torrid stretch has been interrupted by a 3-for-20 slide. Martinez has scored just one run in the last seven games and driven in none in the last four.

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Kyle Lohse picks up 11th win Wednesday
by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com

Brewers starting pitcher Kyle Lohse picked up a second straight victory during a 5-1 win Wednesday against the Reds. The right-hander allowed one run on four hits and two walks, while striking out three in 6 2/3 innings. 

Lohse (11-4) was locked in all afternoon. He didn't allow his first hit until a two-out single to Billy Hamilton in the third inning. 

He did run into some trouble in the fifth inning, as he put two runners on base and allowed his only run of the game on a Hamilton sac fly. But he allowed just one more hit and a walk the rest of the afternoon before being lifted with two outs in the seventh inning.

Lohse has allowed just one earned run in three of his last five starts. He will be back on the mound Monday at Tampa Bay. Lohse is 7-2 with a 3.74 ERA in 12 road starts.

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John Farrell: Dustin Pedroia fine 'as far as I know'
by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com

John Farrell is claiming that Red Sox second baseman Dustin Pedroia is healthy despite an 0-for-17 slump that has rival scouts concerned about his long-term stability, per WEEI.com.

"He's playing at 100 percent as far as I know," Farrell said. "I see him every day; every player has got maintenance work that they do in the training room, which he goes through. Is his style of play more taxing physically? It might be. But I know that seeing him when he gets to the ballpark ... the early work that he goes through ... has tapered off as we get deeper into the season."

Pedroia has not only slumped off, but has seemingly lost his power. His home run totals have slipped from 21 to 15 to nine to four over the last four seasons. His stat line of .269/.338/.364 is by far his worst since his rookie season of 2006.

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Mike Leake winless over his last five starts
by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com

Reds starting pitcher Mike Leake lost a second straight start and ran his winless streak to five starts during a 5-1 loss Wednesday at Milwaukee. He was charged with four runs on 11 hits and no walks, while striking out four in six innings.

Leake (7-9) was locked in a scoreless battle with Brewers starting pitcher Kyle Lohse until Cincinnati went up 1-0 in the top of the fifth. Unfortunately, Leake couldn't hold the lead, as Milwaukee took a 2-1 advantage on an RBI triple from Carlos Gomez and an RBI single from Ryan Braun in the bottom of the fifth.

The Brewers added on two more runs after Mark Reynolds connected for a two-run homer off Leake in the sixth inning. It was the 15th home run Leake has allowed in 21 starts this season.

The right-handed hurler is expected to make his next start Tuesday against the Diamondbacks. Leake is 1-0 with a 4.50 ERA in one start against Arizona this season.

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Marc Krauss back up with Houston
by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com

The Astros have recalled Triple-A first baseman Marc Krauss from Triple-A Oklahoma City to replace the injured George Springer on the roster.

Krauss had been demoted two months ago after compiling a poor .173/.272/.309 stat line in limited duty with Houston.

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Marc Krauss called up Wednesday
by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com

Astros first baseman Marc Krauss has been called up Wednesday.

Krauss will take the roster spot of George Springer, who was placed on the disabled list. Krauss hit .173 over 110 at-bats with the club earlier in the season. 

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Nick Tepesch fine to make Friday start
by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com

Rangers pitcher Nick Tepesch is fine to make his start Friday against the Athletics. 

Tepesch tossed a third of an inning Tuesday, but manager Ron Washington expects him to be able to start Friday. Tepesch threw 12 pitches during the outing Tuesday.

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Orioles return Suk-min Yoon to Triple-A DL
by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com

The Orioles have returned pitcher Suk-min Yoon to the Triple-A disabled list with right elbow inflammation, retroactive to Monday.

Yoon, who is in his first year in American professional baseball, had already been on the DL with a right shoulder issue. He made one start, allowing two hits in 3 1/3 shutout innings Saturday night, before going back on the DL.

The Korean import has otherwise struggled on the mound with a 3-7 record, 5.51 ERA and 97 hits allowed in 78 1/3 innings.

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Eric Hosmer leaves with 'decreased grip strength' Wednesday
by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com

Royals pitcher Eric Hosmer left Wednesday's game due to "decreased grip strength in his hand," according to the Kansas City Star.

Hosmer received three plate appearances during the game before being pulled in the eighth inning. He's been dealing with a hand issue all week. Hosmer took a pitch off the hand Sunday against Jon Lester, and hadn't been in the lineup until Wednesday. It's unclear how long he'll be sidelined with the injury.

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Ruben Tejada leaves after getting hit in the head by pitch
by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com

Mets shortstop Ruben Tejada left Wednesday's game at Seattle in the fifth inning after getting hit in the head by a pitch from Taijuan Walker.

Tejada immediately fell to the ground after getting struck in the front of the helmet. He stayed on the ground for a few minutes while being evaluated by trainers before walking off the field under his own power.

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