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Date Player
7/27/2016 Jimmy Nelson, Mil, P
Nelson was roughed up for eight runs - six earned - and nine hits in 4 2/3 innings of Wednesday's 8-1 loss to the Diamondbacks.

Analysis: Nelson yielded four earned runs over 18 innings of his previous three outings.
7/27/2016 Jean Segura, Ari, SS
Segura had three hits Wednesday.

Analysis: He is batting .444 while hitting safely in nine consecutive contests.
7/27/2016 Archie Bradley, Ari, P
Bradley allowed one run in seven innings of Wednesday's 8-1 win over Milwaukee.

Analysis: Bradley might be 1-2 in his last four starts, but he has a 2.63 ERA during that stretch.
7/27/2016 Yasmany Tomás, Ari, LF
Tomas hit two home runs as the Arizona Diamondbacks beat the Milwaukee Brewers 8-1 on Wednesday night.

Analysis: Tomas is batting .375 with four home runs and eight RBIs in his last eight games.
7/27/2016 Yadier Molina, StL, C
Molina delivered a game-tying double in the ninth that ended Jeurys Familia's streak of 52 straight saves as the Cardinals beat the New York Mets 5-4 on Wednesday night.

Analysis: Molina is batting .341 during an 11-game hitting streak.
7/27/2016 Jeurys Familia, NYM, P
The St. Louis Cardinals ended Jeurys Familia's streak of 52 straight saves in rallying past the New York Mets 5-4 on Wednesday night.

Analysis: Familia's franchise-record saves streak was the third-longest in major league history behind Tom Gordon (54) and Eric Gagne (84). The streak ended with Yadier Molina delivered a game-tying double in the ninth.
7/27/2016 Neil Walker, NYM, 2B
Walker had three hits Wednesday.

Analysis: He was 2 for 39 in his previous 11 contests.
7/27/2016 José Reyes, NYM, SS
Reyes received an injection and treatment for the ribcage strain on his left side Wednesday.

Analysis: He is likely to be sidelined until at least Friday, manager Terry Collins said, and Wilmer Flores will continue to fill in. Reyes clarified that he got hurt on a swing in his penultimate at-bat during the first game Tuesday.
7/27/2016 Yoenis Céspedes, NYM, CF
Cespedes hit a go-ahead homer off Adam Wainwright to cap a three-run comeback in the seventh that gave the Mets the lead Wednesday, but they ended up falling 5-4 to the Cardinals.

Analysis: This snapped an 11-game home run drought for Cespedes.
7/27/2016 Chris Davis, Bal, 1B
Davis snapped an 0-for-24 skid with a bunt down the third-base line against the shift Wednesday.

Analysis: Davis has fanned 11 times in his last six games.
7/27/2016 David Dahl, Col, CF
Dahl hit his first major league home run in his third game for the Rockies on Wednesday.

Analysis: He is 3 for 12 in those contests.
7/27/2016 Jon Gray, Col, P
Gray allowed one run in seven innings of a 3-1 victory over the Orioles on Wednesday.

Analysis: Gray has been dynamite in his last four starts, going 2-0 with a 1.32 ERA.
7/27/2016 Brandon McCarthy, LAD, P
McCarthy lasted just four innings in his first loss since Sept. 23, 2014, and his first in a Dodgers uniform. He allowed four hits and three runs with seven strikeouts as Los Angeles fell to Tampa Bay 3-1 on Wednesday.

Analysis: The Dodgers pulled McCarthy after 83 pitches, but the right-hander said his Tommy John-repaired arm wasn't the reason. ''It was actually kind of a body letdown,'' McCarthy said. ''You can fool yourself for a while. `I can keep going, I can keep going.' But eventually (the heat) sucks it out of you.''
7/27/2016 Matt Moore, TB, P
Moore pitched four-hit ball into the seventh inning, allowing one unearned run, in the Rays' 3-1 win over the Dodgers on Wednesday.

Analysis: Moore performed admirably against the Dodgers, who are thought to be interested in several Tampa Bay starters with the trade deadline looming. He looked ready for a pennant race, striking out five and only allowing an unearned run. ''I'm here (with the Rays), and it doesn't feel like I'm going anywhere,'' said Moore, who also walked four.
7/27/2016 Evan Longoria, TB, 3B
Longoria hit a two-run homer and went 3 for 4 as Tampa Bay won at Dodger Stadium for the first time, 3-1 over Los Angeles on Wednesday.

Analysis: Longoria's resurgent season continues. He's hitting .357 with eight extra-base hits over his last 10 games.
7/27/2016 R.A. Dickey, Tor, P
Dickey allowed seven runs, six earned, and four hits in 5 2/3 innings of the Blue Jays' 8-4 loss to the Padres on Wednesday.

Analysis: Dickey started on three days of rest after the Blue Jays adjusted their rotation for a weekend series against Baltimore. The knuckleballer is winless in three starts and has allowed six home runs in that span. ''It's been a little bit of a rut,'' Dickey said. "I was going pretty good before the All-Star break and I've run into a little adversity here the last three outings.''
7/27/2016 Alex Dickerson, SD, RF
Dickerson homered for the fourth time in four games in the Padres' 8-4 win over the Blue Jays on Wednesday.

Analysis: Dickerson was hitting .227 with two homers in his first 66 at-bats this season. Over his last four games, he's 9 for 18 with six extra-base hits.
7/27/2016 Luis Perdomo, SD, P
Perdomo allowed four runs and six hits in 5 2/3 innings to win back-to-back starts with an 8-4 win over the Blue Jays on Wednesday.

Analysis: Perdomo hasn't been great, but he's been fairly consistent lately, posting a 4.08 ERA over six decent starts since June 26.
7/27/2016 Carlos Carrasco, Cle, P
Carrasco walked three Washington hitters in the second inning, accounting for two of the three runs he allowed over six, and the Indians couldn't get anything going against Strasburg in a 4-1 loss to the Nationals on Wednesday.

Analysis: Carrasco only gave up three hits, but the walks contributed to what for him was a rocky outing. Still, he's 5-2 with a 1.73 ERA - with opponents hitting .156 - over his last eight starts.
7/27/2016 Trea Turner, Was, SS
Turner drove in three runs with two doubles and a single, leading the Nationals to a 4-1 win over the Indians on Wednesday.

Analysis: Turner is hitting .300 since the All-Star break - he came up just before - but still has some refining to do. He's struck out 15 times in 42 plate appearances and walked once.
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