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Date Player
6/30/2016 Clayton Kershaw, LAD, P
The Los Angeles Dodgers say Kershaw received an epidural injection for his sore lower back and will be placed on the 15-day disabled list.

Analysis: Manager Dave Roberts said before Thursday's game in Milwaukee that Kershaw received the epidural Wednesday and the team should know in a few days how he responded to it. Roberts did not know how long Kershaw is expected to be out or who would take his scheduled start on Friday at home against Colorado. The three-time NL Cy Young winner is 11-2 with a 1.79 ERA this season.
6/30/2016 Starling Marte, Pit, LF
Marte went 3 for 4 and scored three runs in the Pirates' 8-1 win over the Mariners on Wednesday.

Analysis: Marte also walked for only the ninth time this year. He has struck out 63 times.
6/30/2016 Sean Rodríguez, Pit, 1B
Rodriguez doubled in consecutive at-bats and drove in four runs and Pittsburgh beat the Seattle Mariners 8-1 to split a two-game interleague series.

Analysis: Rodriguez doubled his RBI output for the entire month of June entering the game. Between June 1 and June 23, Rodriguez appeared in 21 games without an RBI.
6/30/2016 Jed Lowrie, Oak, SS
Lowrie hit a two-run homer and the A's took advantage of sloppy play from the Giants to win their third straight game in the series, 7-1 on Wednesday night.

Analysis: Lowrie has hit safely in his last six games, reaching base in 13 of 23 plate appearances.
6/30/2016 Jake Peavy, SF, P
Peavy allowed seven runs - three earned - and five hits in 3 1/3 innings of the Giants' 7-1 loss to the A's on Wednesday.

Analysis: Peavy had been fantastic over his last seven starts, posting a 2.41 ERA, prior to Wednesday's struggle.
6/30/2016 Sean Manaea, Oak, P
Manaea came off the disabled list to throw 5 2/3 scoreless innings in the A's 7-1 win over the Giants on Wednesday.

Analysis: Manaea has a 3.41 ERA in his last five starts after posting a 7.62 ERA in his first five.
6/30/2016 Carlos Martínez, StL, P
Martinez allowed eight hits in six-plus scoreless innings for St. Louis, which lost 3-2 to Kansas City in 12 innings Wednesday.

Analysis: Martinez has allowed two earned runs in 28 1-3 innings in his last four starts. He was limited to 89 pitches because of worries about cumulative fatigue. ''It actually was a really good idea, because I've been a little tired,'' Martinez said through an interpreter. ''I had pitched many innings in previous games.''
6/30/2016 Edinson Vólquez, KC, P
Volquez worked 6 2-3 innings of six-hit ball in a strong bounce-back effort for Kansas City as the Royals beat the Cardinals 3-2 in 12 innings on Wednesday.

Analysis: He gave up 11 earned runs in one inning his last start. This is Volquez's second scoreless outing in his last four.
6/30/2016 Christian Friedrich, SD, P
Friedrich allowed six runs, four earned, and five hits in five innings in the Padres' 12-6 loss to the Orioles on Wednesday.

Analysis: Friedrich is now 1-2 with a 7.88 ERA in his last three starts.
6/30/2016 Yovani Gallardo, Bal, P
Gallardo gave up three hits and three runs in six innings, struck out six and walked three, even recording two hits over his own as the Orioles stretched their winning streak to eight by beating the Padres 12-6 on Wednesday.

Analysis: Gallardo has a 4.41 ERA in three starts since returning from the DL, a big step in the right direction after posting a 7.00 ERA in his first four starts.
6/30/2016 J.A. Happ, Tor, P
Happ was knocked around on Wednesday, but picked up his 10th win after allowing five runs and nine hits over five innings in a 14-9 victory over the Rockies.

Analysis: Happ has received 36 runs of support while posting a 4.13 ERA during a four-start winning streak.
6/30/2016 Manny Machado, Bal, 3B
Machado had two hits and three RBIs in the Orioles' 12-6 victory over the Padres on Wednesday that extended their winning streak to eight.

Analysis: Talk about being on fire. Machado is 21 for 40 with a 1.237 OPS over his last nine games.
6/30/2016 Mark Trumbo, Bal, RF
Trumbo hit his major league-leading 23rd homer and drove in four runs for the AL East-leading Orioles, who won their seventh straight game by beating the Padres 12-6 on Wednesday.

Analysis: That's three straight multihit games for Trumbo, who has eight RBIs in that stretch.
6/30/2016 Daniel Descalso, Col, 2B
Descalso went 3 for 3 with a double and two RBIs in Wednesday's 5-3 loss to the Blue Jays.

Analysis: Descalso had been hitting just .222 with no extra-base hits and three RBIs over his previous 10 games.
6/30/2016 Mark Reynolds, Col, 1B
Reynolds had another productive day with two hits - including a double - and an RBI in Thursday's 5-3 win at Colorado.

Analysis: Reynolds has heated up with a .333 average, four home runs and 10 RBIs over his last 10 games.
6/30/2016 Edwin Encarnación, Tor, 1B
Encarnacion chipped in with two hits - including a double - and an RBI in Wednesday's 5-3 win at Colorado.

Analysis: Encarnacion is batting .393 with eight home runs and 22 RBIs over his last 16 games.
6/30/2016 Josh Donaldson, Tor, 3B
Donaldson went 2 for 4 with his 18th home run in Wednesday's 5-3 win at Colorado.

Analysis: Donaldson has been on quite a roll, batting .455 with four home runs and 15 RBIs in his last 14 games.
6/30/2016 Max Scherzer, Was, P
Scherzer allowed two hits while striking out 10 over 7 1/3 innings in Wednesday's 4-2 win over the Mets.

Analysis: Scherzer bounced back nicely after giving up five runs over six innings in a 5-3 loss at Milwaukee in his previous starts.
6/30/2016 Daniel Murphy, Was, 2B
Murphy belted a pair of home runs to key Wednesday's 4-2 win over the Mets.

Analysis: Murphy is 10 for 25 (.400) with seven RBIs over his last six games. He's second in the majors with a .352 average to go along with 14 homers and 53 RBIs.
6/30/2016 James Loney, NYM, 1B
Loney provided the Mets' only offense with a two-run home in the ninth inning of a 4-2 loss at Washington.

Analysis: Loney is hitting .284 with three home runs and 10 RBIs in 27 games with the injury-ravaged Mets.
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