Luis Perdomo yielded four earned runs in five innings Wednesday but the Padres beat the Blue Jays.
Perdomo was actually pitching very well until the bottom of the fifth inning, when Devon Travis drew a walk, made it to second base on a wild pitch, and then later scored on a sacrifice fly. Toronto would rally for three more runs against Perdomo in the bottom of the sixth, but San Diego was able to hold off that late charge. Perdomo, 23, is 5-4 with a 6.89 ERA and 1.81 WHIP in 82 1/3 innings this season.
R.A. Dickey allowed seven runs -- six earned -- over 5 2/3 innings Wednesday in a loss to the Padres.
Dickey walked four and gave up four hits, including a two-run homer to Adam Rosales in the top of the third inning and a solo homer to Brett Wallace in the top of the fifth. The veteran knuckleballer is 7-12 with a 4.66 ERA and 1.34 WHIP in 131 1/3 innings this season.
Blake Treinen earned his first career save on Wednesday afternoon against the Indians.
Treinen was called into the game with two men on and one out in the bottom of the ninth inning and promptly induced a threat-ending doubleplay from Roberto Perez. Jonathan Papelbon was getting the day off after blowing his second consecutive save on Tuesday night. Nationals manager Dusty Baker hinted in his postgame press conference that he could make a change at closer, and Treinen would probably be in the running to replace him. The 28-year-old right-hander owns a 2.01 ERA and 37 strikeouts in 40 1/3 innings this season.
Giants SS prospect Christian Arroyo supplied three hits and a stolen base Tuesday in a win for Double-A Richmond.
He scored four of the Flying Squirrels' 10 runs while adding a double and two singles. Arroyo has crushed the ball over his last 10 games, hitting .366 with seven RBI during that span. Arroyo hasn't hit for much power (only two homers in 91 games), but he leads the Eastern League with 30 doubles and owns a team-best .285 batting average over 361 at-bats this season.
Trea Turner finished 3-for-4 with three RBI in the Nationals' 4-1 win over the Indians on Wednesday.
Turner opened the game's scoring with a two-run line-drive single in the top of the second inning and then tallied his third RBI on a double in the top of the seventh. He also doubled in the top of the first, but it didn't lead to anything. The young speedster is now batting .319/.360/.511 with six extra-base hits, six RBI, and five steals in 12 games this season. He started in center field for the second straight game Wednesday.
Stephen Strasburg fired seven scoreless innings in the Nationals' defeat of the Indians on Wednesday.
Strasburg thoroughly out-dueled Indians starter Carlos Carrasco, who gave up three runs in six innings. Cleveland's offense managed just three hits and two walks against Strasburg while also whiffing seven times. The ace right-hander stands 14-1 with a 2.68 ERA, 0.99 WHIP, and 155/36 K/BB ratio in 127 2/3 innings this season. He'll get the Diamondbacks on the road next.
Carlos Carrasco allowed three earned runs over six innings Wednesday in a loss to the Nationals.
Trea Turner smacked a two-run single in the top of the second and Daniel Murphy went yard for a solo shot in the top of the sixth. Carrasco was otherwise decent, yielding only one other hit while striking out five. He'll carry a 7-4 record and 2.45 ERA into his next scheduled start at home against the light-hitting Twins.
Daniel Murphy slugged his 20th home run of the season on Wednesday against the Indians.
Murphy took Carlos Carrasco deep for a solo shot in the top of the sixth inning. He also singled in the 4-1 victory, finishing 2-for-4 with an RBI and a run scored. Murphy has an incredible .351/.388/.621 batting line with 75 RBI through 96 games this season.