Matt Wieters went 2-for-4 with a three-run homer as the Orioles beat the Yankees on Wednesday.
Wieters brought out the lumber Wednesday, doubling off starter Hiroki Kuroda before homering off reliever Preston Claiborne. The home run was Wieters' seventh on the year, giving him 26 RBI.
Yankees manager Joe Girardi said he would be "shocked" if Hiroki Kuroda (calf) was unable to make his next start.
Kuroda's calf tightened up on him an inning after he was hit with a comebacker Wednesday, forcing him to leave the game. But he'll be fine. The right-hander is scheduled to face the Mets early next week.
Jason Hammel allowed two runs over 6 2/3 innings as the Orioles beat the Yankees on Wednesday.
Hammel was coming off two straight starts in which he didn't last five innings, so Wednesday was a return to form of sorts for the right-hander. Despite an ugly 5.37 ERA, Hammel is now 6-2 through 10 starts. His next start will come Monday against the Nationals.
Francisco Liriano fired seven scoreless innings Wednesday in the Pirates' 1-0 victory over the Cubs.
Liriano has been dominant in all three of his starts since returning from the disabled list and is a must-own in every mixed fantasy format at this point. He allowed only two hits to the Cubs on Wednesday, fanning nine batters and walking just one. The left-hander is clearly enjoying his first taste of the National League but has an interleague matchup next week against a tough Tigers offense. It'll be a good test.
Mark Melancon earned his first save of the season Wednesday as the Pirates defeated the Cubs.
Jason Grilli threw 35 pitches on Tuesday night and was unavailable on Wednesday, so Melancon filled in and was able to convert. That setup man and closer combo has been excellent all season for the Pirates.
Phillies optioned RHP Phillippe Aumont to Triple-A Lehigh Valley.
Aumont struck out 15 over 13 innings but also posted a 4.15 ERA and 2.08 WHIP over 16 appearances. The Phillies will make a corresponding roster move prior to Friday's game.
C.J. Wilson allowed just one run over eight innings of the Angels' 7-1 win over the Mariners on Wednesday.
Wilson had pitched well in three losses prior to Wednesday's start, so he took matters into his own hands against the Mariners. Wilson struck out 10 batters in his eight innings, and he now owns a 3.39 ERA through 10 starts. He'll get another turn Monday against the Dodgers.
Jeff Samardzija held the Pirates to one run over seven innings on Wednesday but took the loss.
Samardzija was excellent, fanning eight batters and allowing only three hits and one walk. But he got exactly zero support from the Chicago offense and thus fell to 2-6 on the year. The right-hander has an ace-like 3.25 ERA, 1.13 WHIP and 72/22 K/BB ratio in 63 2/3 innings this season and should keep rolling next week against the White Sox.